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Product Liability

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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Home Depot Sold Recalled Products Years After Recalls Issued

Nov 23, 2015
The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) says that Home Depot, and salvagers and recyclers who got items from the retailer, have been selling...

General Motors Recalls 1.4 million Cars for Engine Fire Risk

Nov 16, 2015
General Motors has recalled 1.4 million older cars for a repair to prevent engine fires. This is the second recall for some of the cars. At least...

Senators Call for Takata to be Held Accountable in Massive Air Bag Recall

Nov 12, 2015
U.S. senators Richard Blumenthal and Edward Markey, worried about Takata Corporation's ability to complete its recall of defective air bag inflators,...

Two Cookie Varieties from Tate's Bake Shop Recalled for Undeclared Walnuts

Nov 11, 2015
Two cookie varieties from Tate's Bake Shop of Southampton, New York—Tate's 7 oz. Chocolate Chip Cookies and Tate's 7 oz. Gluten Free Ginger...

Kozy Shack Recalls Pudding Packages that May Contain Undeclared Allergens

Nov 10, 2015
Kozy Shack Enterprises is recalling one lot of Kozy Shack Indulgent Recipe Pudding cups in a cardboard sleeve labeled Salted Caramel because the...

Pottery Barn Recalls Children's Water Bottles for Lead Paint Danger

Nov 9, 2015
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced the recall of more than 15,000 children's water bottles sold at Pottery Barn because the...

Honda Recalls More than 300,000 Accords for Air Bag Problem

Nov 5, 2015
Honda announced last week that it is recalling 303,904 2008-09 Accords because the side air bags could inadvertently deploy. The automaker said the...

Dallas Compounding Pharmacy Recalls Sterile Products Because of Possible Contamination

Oct 27, 2015
A Dallas, Texas compounding pharmacy that has been embroiled in the debate about the safety of compounded drugs has once again been cited by the Food...

GoGo squeeZ Children's Snack Food Company Recalls Applesauce Products Due to Mold

Oct 21, 2015
GoGo squeeZ, which produces fruit and vegetable snack foods for children in squeezable pouches, has announced the voluntary recall of specific...

Cheerios Varieties Labeled Gluten-Free Recalled Because They May Contain Gluten

Oct 7, 2015
General Mills has voluntarily recalled about 1.8 million boxes of original Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios labeled gluten-free because they may...

More Than 1.5 Million Bicycles Recalled over Disc Brake Problem

Oct 5, 2015
Thirteen bicycle manufacturers have recalled 1.3 million bicycles sold in America, 245,000 in Canada, and 9,000 in Mexico because of a problem with...

Baby Pacifier Clips Recalled Because of Choking Hazard

Oct 2, 2015
New York-based Chewbeads has recalled more than 45,000 pacifier clips in the United States and Canada because of a possible choking hazard. The...
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