Products liability law seeks to protect victims of defective products and their families. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration delved into this arena recently when it ordered Takata, the airbag manufacturer involved in the recent major airbag recalls, to recall 2.7 million more airbag inflators that are potentially defective. The newly recalled airbag inflators cover vehicles made by three different car manufacturers. A different car maker recently reported the 12th American death caused by the faulty airbags. Internationally, the defective airbags have killed 18 victims and injured at least 180 others.
There are several regulating agencies that help to prevent food borne illness and injury. However, while they are helpful in preventing consumer injury, they cannot completely prevent 100% of incidences in which people are injured or become ill due to food illness.
Often, when people think of car accidents, they think of wrecks involving multiple vehicles at high speeds. However, while these accidents do happen, there is another type of instigator behind car accidents that can cause serious injuries to the vehicle's occupants. If a car manufacturer designed a vehicle that is dangerous to its passengers, it can cause injuries and be tried under products' liability.
In an ideal world, the products we use everyday would perform perfectly. However, in reality,this is not always the case. People are injured or even killed by defective products every year. For those who have experienced the sudden loss of a loved one due to a defective product, read on.
Have you ever noticed the little warning labels attached to consumer products? Product warnings accompany most, if not all, consumer products. Their purposes are two-fold and failure to warn against accident or misuse could mean a manufacturer is responsible for the resulting injury.
By consumer goods and products is a rather routine action for residents in California and elsewhere. In most cases, these products maintain a necessary role in our daily lives and even in society. Therefore, we rely on these consumer goods essentially each and every day. Even when a consumer uses a product as it was intended, unfortunately, products don't always function as they should. This could cause the product to simply not work at all; however, in some unfortunate cases, a defective product could fall in the hands of a consumer, resulting in serious or fatal injuries.
Most households in Orange County have a variety of household products that can be dangerous to people. Although most of these products never will harm anyone as long as they are used correctly, sometimes a flaw in the product can make them unsafe. Household products can also pose health risks if the consumer does not understand the risks of potential danger, due to insufficient warnings on the product.
On any given day, people use many different kinds of consumer products to accomplish various tasks. These products include the very complex, like an automobile, to the very simple, like hand soap. Regardless of the product's complexity, just about any product can cause injury if something is wrong with it.
In today's marketplace, people in Orange County have thousands of choices when it comes to buying personal care products. Manufacturers seem to pop up every day, touting their newest toothpaste, lotion, or shampoo and how that product can revolutionize a person's life.
Manufacturers and sellers of consumer products make certain unwritten promises about those products. These promises are known as implied warranties. In essence, these warranties mean that the consumer can purchase the item with the assurances from the manufacturer and seller that the product is safe and designed properly for consumers to use in the way that the designer intended. But, what about all those disclaimers on consumer products, what effect do they have on the buyer's implied warranties?