Faulty product claim: Gas Safety Trust warns holidaymakers of the dangers of carbon monoxide

The recent tragic death of a mother and daughter from carbon monoxide poisoning has highlighted the very real dangers of this ‘silent killer.’ The Gas Safety Trust has announced that although there was only 1 fatality from carbon monoxide poisoning in the home between July 2011 to June 2012, the dangers are potentially more deadly when holidaying in a confined space such as a campervan or boat.

The tragic death of a mother and daughter whilst holidaying on a boat in the Lake District over Easter, has highlighted the dangers of carbon monoxide. Only a week earlier, the Gas Safety Trust had announced the news that there was only a single fatality in the home from carbon monoxide poisoning between July 2011 and June 2012. They now want to bring to people’s attention the dangers of being complacent about carbon monoxide when on holiday.

The Gas Safety Trust has the backing and support of the All Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group in bringing awareness of these dangers to members of the public. Festivals and campsites around the country will be targeted to make sure that holidaymakers have the knowledge to stay safe.

Accident Advice Helpline is a leading faulty product claim law firm, who deal with many such compensation claims during the summer months. A spokesperson for the company said:

“People need to know the dangers of using camping equipment and barbeques. Often their guard is down while on holiday, and the last thing they are thinking about is the potential dangers of camping or caravanning.”

Carbon monoxide has been termed ‘the silent killer’ for a good reason – it is invisible, tasteless, and has no smell. Without a specific carbon monoxide detector it is impossible to know that it is there.

The Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) offered this advice to members of the public, whether at home or on holiday:

  • Buy a carbon monoxide detector with an audible alarm, a simple smoke detector will not do
  • Never take a barbeque into an enclosed space
  • Be aware of the dangers, read information on the internet and always bear in mind the possibility of carbon monoxide being present

Faulty product claim

For anyone thinking of making a faulty product claim, Accident Advice Helpline offers expert legal advice and support. Find a useful injury claim calculator on every page of their website, or call 0800 6897 221 to speak to their accident claims advice specialists.

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