Seeger Weiss is investigating reports of carbon monoxide poisoning resulting from the use of the Coleman PowerMate 5045 heater. Various other heaters may also be defective marketed under the “PowerMate” or “Focus” brands. Coleman, now part of Jarden Corporation, is a provider of camping equipment, stoves, lanterns, and heaters. Coleman sold over one million propane tank top heaters without oxygen depletion sensors or CO safety devices between 1984 and 2004. These devices have allegedly claimed at least 75 lives nationwide. Seeger Weiss believes that the number of victims may be much higher than the currently reported 75. This defect in Coleman heaters may result in the production of deadly levels of carbon monoxide. Coleman no longer produces the products, but many of them are still in use. Families of seven victims who died in three separate incidents have notified the Consumer Safety Protection Commission, asking that the heaters be recalled. Thus far, a recall has not been implemented.
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If you or a loved one has suffered personal injury from the toxic exposure of deadly levels of carbon monoxide of produced by the Coleman PowerMate 5045 heater or related model, you should speak with a lawyer. If you are interested in more information, please fill out the free case evaluation form and a member of Seeger Weiss LLP’s experienced staff will call you to discuss your rights. Attorney consultations incur no obligation on your part and all initial consultations are free of charge and do not create an attorney-client relationship.