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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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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...

NHTSA Says Fiat Chrysler Under-reported Deaths and Injuries

Oct 2, 2015
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said automaker Fiat Chrysler under-reported a "significant" number of deaths, injuries and...

CPSC Repeats Bed Handle Recall After Low Response Rate to Initial Recall

Sep 29, 2015
Faced with an extremely low response to a recall of potentially dangerous bed handles, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the...

Water Bottles Sold Exclusively at Target Recalled Because of Choking Risk

Sep 28, 2015
A 26-ounce child's water bottle in a variety of colors, with an assortment of popular characters on the front, has been recalled because parts can...

GM Reaches Settlement in Faulty Ignition Switch Probe

Sep 18, 2015
On Thursday, Preet Bharara, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York announced that General Motors had agreed to a $900 million criminal...

Recaro Recalls Two Car Seat Models; Top Tether Can Break Free During Crash

Sep 18, 2015
Recaro Child Safety is recalling nearly 200,000 car seats over safety concerns, the company is reporting. The recall includes the ProRide and...

FDA Warning Letters Issued to Five Producers of Pure Powdered Caffeine

Sep 3, 2015
On September 1, 2015, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued warning letters to five distributors of pure powdered caffeine, "because these...

U.S. Senator Accuses CarMax of Selling Cars with Lethal Safety Defects

Aug 26, 2015
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says the used car dealer CarMax is selling recalled cars with lethal safety defects and Blumenthal wants the Federal...

Research Shows Violent Video Games are Risk Factor for Aggression

Aug 19, 2015
For years, violence in video games has been suspected to play a role in aggressive behaviors. Recently, an American Psychological Association (APA)...

Unsafe Lipstick Ingredients Prompt FDA Warning Letter to Lime Crime

Aug 17, 2015
After learning about unsafe ingredients listed on the label of Lime Crime's Velvetines Liquid Matte Lipstick, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

FDA Warns About Tattoo Risks after Two Recalls of Contaminated Tattoo Inks

Aug 13, 2015
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers about infection risks in connection with the recent recall of contaminated tattoo...
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