It is easy for accidents to happen, especially so when there are defective products involved. For example, many homes built in the ‘90s feature circuit breakers made by Federal Pacific Electric, a defunct company. Circuit breakers have an important role in keeping your home safe; they automatically trip during an overload or a short circuit, stopping the current and preventing fires. Unfortunately, Federal Pacific Electric breakers often fail to trip, resulting into blazes that cause damage to property and loss of life. Experienced Brooklyn personal injury lawyers would be able to make a product liability case out of such a situation, especially if a person were injured in a fire caused by the faulty breaker.