Is your baby's food safe to eat? Or could a defective seal quietly be causing it to spoil or let in bacteria that could harm your child?
Conventional legal wisdom used to pretty much say that if you were injured by a defective product that came from a Chinese manufacturer, you were going to have an uphill battle winning a lawsuit and actually collecting the judgment on your claim.
Are more defective products likely to find their way into consumer hands over the next few years?
What's the difference between a truly defective product and one that just isn't as good as the manufacturer claims?
Since car seats for babies and children were invented, they have helped save many precious little lives. When used correctly, these seats protect users from different kinds of injuries in a motor vehicle accident. Parents who want to continue protecting their children should make an effort to learn everything they can about the proper use of car seats.
In October 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a safety communication regarding a heater-cooler device originally manufactured by Sorin Group Deutschland GmbH. The Stӧckert 3T Heater-Cooler System has been linked to an increased risk of infection with the Mycobacterium chimaera. These infections, referred to as non-tuberculosis mycobacteria (NTM) infections, can lead to serious health complications and even death. The Sorin Group has since partnered with another company and now does business under the name LivaNova.
As American consumers, we typically trust in the designers and manufacturers of the products we purchase. Most of the time, this trust is well-founded. However, sometimes our trust and even our well-being are jeopardized by the use of products that have been found to be defective. When these products cause injury or death, victims often do not know where to turn for the help they so desperately need. They may not understand how the law can help and this is where an attorney first begins to assist the victims in seeking compensation.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission keeps a running list of recent product recalls so that consumers have one place to easily find the information they need. A quick scan of this list shows that a new product makes the list every few days; there are usually a handful of products that are announced every week. Below are a few current examples.
A lot of homeowners think that breakers and fuse boxes are a constant annoyance. Whenever a circuit gets overloaded, it trips the breaker or blows a fuse. This cuts off power to the circuit, and everything shuts down.
A firearm isn't all that complicated, but it's very important for every part to work properly. Remember, each time you pull the trigger, the bullet is propelled away from the gun by an explosion that takes place just a few inches from your hands and face. That's definitely something that you want to happen properly to avoid injury.