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When a Consumer Product Becomes a Liability

When a Consumer Product Becomes a Liability

When a Consumer Product Becomes a Liability

Every year, thousands of consumers sustain serious injuries from defective products. Our defective product lawyers have represented hundreds of plaintiffs in lawsuits against manufacturers and distributors of defective or unsafe consumer products, including automobile recalls, as well as tires, electronics, appliances and various household goods.

If a product you are using somehow injures you or causes you some other kind of harm, such as to your personal property, you may have a product liability claim. The range of defective product cases is broad, but claims typically fall into three categories:

  • defective manufacture;
  • faulty design;
  • failure to provide enough instruction on proper use of the product.

Products that are Defectively Manufactured

A defectively manufactured product is flawed due to an error that occurred during the actual manufacturing process at the factory. The injury or property damage this product causes is the result of a manufacturing defect.

Defective Designs are Sometimes to Blame

Defective design claims are the focus when a product is inherently dangerous, even if it has been manufactured precisely according to its specifications. A simple example would be an electric blanket that burns you if you turn it to the “high” setting.

The Lack of Precise Instructions Regarding a Product’s Use

The third type of product liability claim involves a failure to provide adequate warnings or instructions about the product's proper use. Claims of this sort typically involve a product that is dangerous in some way that's not obvious to the user or that requires the user to follow certain precautions or to apply unusual care while using it. An example of this would be cold medicine that doesn’t mention on its label that it may cause drowsiness or could have fatal consequences if mixed with something else, such as alcohol.

If you or a loved one have been adversely affected as a result of a defective or recalled product, you may have valuable legal rights. Parker Waichman LLP urges you to contact us by completing the form at right or calling us at 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529).


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Pennsylvania Man Awarded $55 Million in Defective Seat Belt Case

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A Philadelphia jury ordered Honda to pay $55.3 million to a man who filed a lawsuit alleging that the seat belt in his Acura Integra was defective,...

Protein Powder Makers May be Spiking Their Products with Inferior Ingredients

Jul 28, 2014
In an effort to cut manufacturing costs, some protein powder companies are adding less expensive ingredients that can trick a protein-content test...

Another 8.2 Million GM Vehicles Recalled Over Faulty Ignition Switches

Jul 1, 2014
In the continuing safety crisis for General Motors vehicles, yesterday the automaker recalled 8.2 million midsize vehicles with the same defective...

GM CEO Announces More Recalls May Be Possible

Jun 27, 2014
General Motors’ (GM) Chief Executive Mary Barra just announced that additional recalls may be possible; this following a series of recalls ...

Ford Lowers Mileage Ratings for Lincoln MKZ Hybrid and Six Other Models

Jun 20, 2014
Ford has announced that it is lowering the fuel-economy ratings of the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid and six other models after complaints that the mileage...

GM Recalls 3.16 Million More Cars for Ignition Switch Defect

Jun 20, 2014
General Motors announced on Monday that it is adding 3.16 million midsize and large cars to a recall that began in February to address a faulty...

Mission Archery Recalls Crossbows: Injury Risk Due to Unexpected Firings

Jun 4, 2014
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that Mission Archery has recalled its MXB crossbows because the crossbow can fire an arrow...

Three Deaths Prompt Recall of Portable Bed Handles

May 21, 2014
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and manufacturer Bed Handles Inc. have issued a recall for about 113,000 sets of adult portable bed...

Allergic Reactions Reported by Users of Just for Men Hair Color Products

May 16, 2014
Users of Just For Men hair-color products for facial and head hair have reported a variety of adverse reactions including chemical burns on their...

Ergobaby Revealed as "Company Doe" in Product Safety Lawsuits

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Ergobaby, a leading manufacturer of baby carriers, has been identified in a lawsuit against the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). According...

Super Arthgold Arthritis Supplement Recalled Due to Undeclared Drug Ingredients

May 1, 2014
Nano Well-being Health Inc. is voluntarily recalling its Super Arthgold arthritis supplement due to undeclared ingredients that could lead to...

Federal Regulators Knew About GM Ignition Switch Flaw, Fatal Crashes But Did Not Act

Mar 31, 2014
A memo released by a House subcommittee on Sunday reveals that federal regulators decided not to open an inquiry into the ignition switch problem in...
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