Defective Products

December 11, 2013 9:51 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Each year in the United States thousands of innocent consumers die and millions are injured due to defective and dangerous products. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission suggests that there are between 200-300 product recalls made each year. Some of these dangerous and deadly products may include:

  • Automotive parts
  • Children’s toys and clothing
  • Food and drinks
  • Household appliances
  • Motor vehicles
  • Outdoor products
  • Prescription drugs
  • Sporting goods

Products which have design defects, manufacturing defects, or do not have adequate warning labels may cause the victims to suffer from a wide range of serious long or short term injuries and disabilities, some of which may include:

  • Back and neck injuries
  • Blindness
  • Brain injury
  • Head trauma
  • Paralysis
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Spinal cord injury

The Washington State Products Liability Act was created to ensure that product manufacturers are responsible for harm caused by defective or unreasonably dangerous products. Legal action brought on by the victim of a product liability accident is a way in which consumers can hold negligent companies responsible for the serious physical injuries and deaths that their faulty products cause.

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This post was written by Scott Carness

Carness Law Firm, PLLC