Properly made clothing should not be unreasonably flammable. If you or someone close to you has suffered a burn injury because they were wearing a flammable article of clothing, the New York product liability attorneys at Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP have the skills and resources required to investigate the case. We have extensive experience handling product liability claims and are focused on helping our clients obtain monetary compensation.
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Under the Flammable Fabrics Act, a very low standard has been established for the flammability of fabrics and materials used in the manufacturing of clothing. The standard is so weak that newspaper passes the test and would not be considered “flammable” under the F.F. Act. Moreover, the volume of clothing products entering the market every year makes it impossible for every product to be properly tested.
Even with these low standards, some clothes are still treated with chemicals that make them more flammable than permissible by law. Certain types of sheer and lightweight fabrics are also known to catch fire easily.
Some materials that easily catch fire include:
Many times the fabric does not even have to come into contact with the flame to cause a burn injury. Some types of synthetic fabrics melt at high temperatures, causing severe burn injuries as the molten substance comes in contact with bare skin.
Our New York burn injury attorneys have successfully handled numerous product liability claims and are here to help clients pursue monetary compensation for the emotional and financial hardships faced by victims and their families.