ARCCA was asked to investigate a case where a child was burned when placed into a soaking tub in her relative’s home.
Based upon site inspection, review of written materials, and engineering research and analysis, ARCCA’s expert determined the following:
Therefore, it was determined that the injuries claimed were a result of differences in the fixtures between the incident tub and the rest of the home. The incident could have been avoided by either setting the hot water boiler temperature based on the hot water supply to the tub, or by adding a local mixing valve to the plumbing of the tub. However, water temperature should always be checked by an adult before placing a small child in a bath.