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Potential Dangers of Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb

Caring about the environment is an admirable quality. In recent years, many Americans have joined the “green” movement by recycling, buying environmentally safe products, and taking steps to cut back on pollution. Unfortunately, there can be downsides to these choices. Some new “environmentally friendly” products can be potentially dangerous to consumers.

One such product is the compact fluorescent light bulb, also known as CFL. If you have been injured by CFL use, contact the Rhinelander personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today.

CFL’s and Potential Dangers

Compact fluorescent bulbs are safe for the most part when they are fully functional and unharmed. It is when a bulb breaks that the potential dangers arise. These dangers stem from the fact that CFL’s are made using mercury. Many people are aware of the dangers of breaking large fluorescent bulbs, such as those used to light large spaces such as grocery store or cafeterias. Sadly, the fact that this danger also applies to the popular small CFLs is not well known.

If a bulb breaks, it is important to keep the following things in mind:

  • Open a window and leave the room for at least 15 minutes
  • Do not use bare hands to clean the glass
  • Place materials in a sealed container

If you have been harmed by a negligently made or marketed fluorescent light bulb, our Rhinelander product liability attorneys can help you fight for the justice you deserve.

Contact Us

If you or a loved has become sick from broken CFL bulbs, contact the Rhinelander personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your legal options.