Tag Archives: products liability
What Makes a Product Defective?
Many consumer products harbor hidden dangers the average person may be unable to anticipate. While these dangers may not be immediately apparent, manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure that their products are safe for users and stand responsible when they cause injuries. This duty may be broader than many would expect, meaning that viable… Read More »
Product Recall Information for Consumers
A recall is the process of addressing defects found in specific products. In most cases, the decision to issue a recall is voluntarily made by the manufacturer of the defective product. However, a government agency can induce, or even order, a recall in certain cases. Which agency has authority over a recall depends on… Read More »
Graco Children’s Products Recalls 3.7 Million Child Restraint Seats
Graco Children’s Products recently recalled 3.7 million child restraint seats because of problems with the buckle design. In February of this year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a special order demanding more information about other car seat models and pressed for recall of an additional 1.8 million child restraint seats. The… Read More »
GM Ignition Switch Recalls — Did the Company Conceal Known Dangers?
In March of 2010, Atlanta pediatric nurse Brooke Melton was driving to her boyfriend’s home to celebrate her 29th birthday when she was killed in a tragic automobile accident. The vehicle’s black box indicated that the ignition switch on her 2005 Chevy Cobalt suddenly turned off, causing her to lose control and collide with… Read More »
Does an Auto Accident Claim Cover Accidents Caused by Vehicle Malfunctions?
When a car malfunctions because of negligent maintenance practices on the part of the owner — such as holding off on the replacement of brakes that are clearly starting to fail — and causes an accident, victims can hold the negligent vehicle owner responsible. However, when vehicle malfunctions are due to flaws in vehicle… Read More »