Catastrophic injuries are injuries that change your life forever. They're so serious that you may never fully recover. They include injuries to the spine, trauma to the brain and other serious wounds.
Defective protects can become a huge hazard in your home. For example, a device like a pressure cooker with loose latches or no way to release pressure in an emergency could explode and cause harm. A coffee pot that doesn't regulate itself correctly could spray hot water or coffee on those around it.