There are many products out in the market today that attempt to make our lives easier or more enjoyable; however, some have devastating consequences to users. For example, SodaStream is advertised as a healthy alternative to commercially bottled beverages. The power behind the design is a CO2 carbonator that infuses ordinary tap water with carbonation to make it fizzy. But, stand back – way back – when hitting the carbonation button, according to a number of customer reviews.
An example we discovered: a woman allegedly received cuts and bruises, along with a hole in her ceiling, from flying parts while making making seltzer water using SodaStream with the signature CO2 cartridges. According to the woman, “[t]he bottom blew out of the plastic bottle with such force that the top of the unit exploded and sent metal and plastic parts more than 30 feet in all directions.”
Another customer review alleges that the cap “explosively” comes off when removed, or if the bottle is dropped, spewing contents in every direction. Specifically, he noted that “[t]he cap will blow off with enough energy to cause an injury if your hand isn’t covering the top of the cap, and about half the contents will be on the floor in any case.”
Both of these reviewers state they were using the SodaStream manufacture-suggested CO2 and bottles when these detonations occurred. Concerns over the quality and grades of CO2 cartridges recommended by SodaStream have also been voiced by consumer product reviewers.
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If you’ve been injured or hurt due to using a SodaStream or a similar defective product, please contact the personal injury attorneys at Carr & Carr. We might be able to help you receive compensation allowed by law for damages or injuries. We work with individuals and families across the United States who have been hurt by dangerous products. It doesn’t cost you anything to call and talk to an attorney to see what options you have.
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