Whether listening to the news or reading the news online, it seems as if you cannot keep from hearing about the many product recalls. It seems as if more and more products are hitting the marketplace even though they could be dangerous and defective. And, it’s been said that 2015 is the year of recalls.
While auto recalls have been the major story in the news due to the thousands of serious injuries caused from dangerous airbags and other parts on cars, there have been other product defects that have also made the news this past year, such as:
- Children’s car seats. Some car seats have been recalled due to laceration and choking hazards. Also, some car seat adaptors for strollers have been recalled due to fall hazards.
- Children’s toys. Some toys have been recalled due to choking hazards, violations of lead paint, laceration hazards, and more.
- Children’s cribs. Cribs have been found to have spindles that have detached, posing an entrapment hazard. Also, some crib mattresses have been found to gap between the mattress and crib ends, causing an entrapment hazard. In addition, some cribs have been in violation of the federal lead paint limits, which can lead to adverse health effects when lead paint is ingested.
- Furniture. Some dressers and other pieces of furniture have been found to become unstable and tip over, causing serious injuries to children.
Although manufacturers have an obligation to produce safe products free of hazards, many of them fall short or have their products made in other countries. In fact, many of the products that have too high of levels of lead paint are made in other countries. This is especially the case when it comes to children’s products. For this reason, it is best for parents to purchase cribs, furniture, and toys made in the USA, if possible.
When products are found to be defective in some way, it usually occurs because someone or several people have experienced serious injuries or death. Sadly, dangerous and defective products aren’t usually taken off the market until it’s too late and people have died.
Whether you are a parent who lost a child or a husband or wife who lost your spouse due to a defective product, you need to pursue justice through a wrongful death lawsuit. Although there is no way to ever make up for your loss, taking legal action can help you seek justice and compensate your family for financial losses.
To learn more about pursuing a wrongful death claim, contact a trusted wrongful death attorney at the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at 866-9 HELP NOW or 866-943-5766 for a complimentary consultation today.