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Products Liability Archives

Hyundai recalls 600,000 vehicles for two separate defects

Most residents in Virginia rely on motor vehicles to get to and from their destinations. While automobiles might need some repairs, it is likely due to natural wear and tear on these parts and components. Motorists do not often consider the possibility of defects causing the vehicle to not work or even cause an automobile accident. However, victims of defective automobile have a variety of protections available to them.

Victims are protected following an ATV accident

There are different ways victims may be injured on an ATV, and there are different legal options for them to consider depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident and if a negligent party was liable. ATV use is becoming increasingly popular, and Virginia is no exception with many residents who love to enjoy the mountains and other aspects of the outdoors on both 4 wheelers and 3 wheelers. ATV use, however, can be dangerous.

Home furnaces the subject of a recent recall

Residents in Virginia and elsewhere rely on various consumer goods each and everyday. Whether it is a vehicle, household item or a tool, these products provide vital uses for citizens. Unfortunately, these products do not always work as planned or intended. It can be alarming to realize that everyday products can cause harm in the home.

Up to 1,000 ATVs recalled for fire and burn hazards

ATV use is increasingly popular, which is why it is important to be familiar with safety concerns and protections for riders. Approximately 850 to 1,000 all terrain vehicles or ATVs)have been recalled because of a fire hazard. The ATVs were recently recalled because the side panel heat shield can melt, creates a fire and burn hazard for riders of these recalled ATVs. Additionally, the exhaust springs can stretch and damage the exhaust seal, resulting in exhaust leaks, which can also create fire and burn hazards for riders. The ATV recall includes 2015 and 2016 models, all of them coming in a variety of colors.

What is a defective product?

Defective products are a serious concern for victims harmed by them. Injuries caused by a defective product may give rise to liability to a number of parties. Parties that may be liable for harm caused by defective products can include the manufacturer of the parts of the product, the assembler of the product, the wholesaler and the retailer.

Victims of defective motor vehicles are legally protected

Motor vehicle recalls have been in the news a significant number of times recently. When a defective motor vehicle has caused harm to victims, it may be the result of defective air bags, defective seat belts, poor crashworthiness, poor rollover strength design or the result of some other auto defect. It is possible that the manufacturer of the defective vehicle or auto part may be liable to compensate the victim harmed by the defect for the victim's damages.

Another death linked to defective airbags

The eleventh death in the United States attributed to defective Takata airbags was recently reported. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirmed that a 50-year old woman died in a west coast state following a car accident. The death was blamed on the defective airbags which are the subject of the largest ever auto recall. The defective airbags have been responsible for 16 deaths worldwide and 70 million have been recalled in the U.S., while 100 million have been recalled worldwide.

Samsung recalls phones due to fire hazard

The importance of protecting victims from defective products cannot be underestimated. This blog has discussed the serious nature of auto recalls and how important it is to ensure that other defective products are not in the hands of consumers. Recently, Samsung announced it was recalling Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones that were sold prior to September 15, 2016. The phones have been recalled because they present a serious burn danger to consumers.

What are the potential impacts of a rollover accident?

Rollover accidents are the greatest risk involved in SUV, truck and minivan accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that there are greater than 280,000 rollover accidents annually and greater than 10,000 fatalities annually as a result. In general, SUVs can be more top heavy and more likely to be involved in a rollover accident.

Understanding the harm caused by dangerous or defective drugs

Different drugs and medicines must be properly tested before entry into the market. Testing must be conducted according to the Food and Drug Administration's standards and the criteria they set forth. In circumstances when a drug is defective and injures patients and consumers, drug companies may be liable for the damages and harm suffered by the victims.

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