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The Food Safety Modernization Act

Product recalls are not uncommon in Virginia. Particularly with food products, companies frequently distribute food that is not safe for human consumption. This food can cause serious injuries including hospitalizations and death. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, thousands of people are killed each year because of food borne illness. Additionally, one in six people in the U.S. will suffer from a food borne illness each year.

Dispute over defective car parts grows more contentious

Like car owners across the globe, those in Roanoke City have been keeping a close eye on the product recall car companies have been implementing for problems with airbags. When motor vehicles are purchased, there's an inherent belief that they will be properly constructed and safe. When there is an automobile design defect, it's often not a matter of it being a small issue that can be repaired without the risk of harm. Given the fact that vehicles are on the road with other vehicles, an accident because of a defective auto part can be fatal.

Keeping track of injuries from unsafe toys

Many Virginia parents keep track of the latest product recalls of children's toys. For many parents, the possibility that a young child will be injured by an unsafe toy is a near-constant worry. Stories of children being injured by or dying as a result of unsafe toys get a lot of attention in the news media, reinforcing that worry.

Product recall implemented due to potentially dangerous item

People in Roanoke City, throughout Virginia and across the country must be vigilant when they purchase products to ensure that they're safe for use. This goes for products for children, foods and household items. It can be anything that is sold on the market and all can be subject to a product recall if they're found to be dangerous. When there is a manufacturing defect and a consumer suffers an injury, it's important that those who were harmed know what to do after this happens.

Legal assistance after injury or death due to a dangerous product

When residents of Roanoke City purchase a product, there's an expectation that it will be safe to use and they will be free of danger. Unfortunately, there are often instances of dangerous products reaching the shelves or marketplace. These can be motor vehicles, toys, food products, medication and much more. When people are hurt or killed as a result of this, it's important that they and their families know how to move forward with litigation to pursue compensation.

Defective auto part recall based on location called into question

For people in Virginia, a product recall of automobiles is something to keep a close eye on. These problems that are attributed to a defective auto part or an automobile design defect can cause severe injuries and even fatalities. Because the safety of a vehicle hinges on the functionality of the car parts, any national recall - even one that is limited to certain geographical regions - must be watched closely by people across the entire country.

What kinds of defects can lead to products liability claims?

There are many laws and regulations designed to ensure that products are safe and prevent consumer injury. Unfortunately, product defects do occur, manufacturers and product designers sometimes make mistakes, consumers use products in ways other than intended and consumer injury occurs. When a dangerous product results in injury, the designer or manufacturer of the product can be held liable for the injuries and damages caused.

FDA investigates robot recall

Families in Roanoke, Virginia, may be affected by a Food and Drug Administration investigation of a major medical supplier undergoing a worldwide recall. Federal officials are investigating surgical robots used at three hospitals in Maine because of increasing reports of malfunctions in the area. Intuitive Surgical Inc., the manufacturer of the defective product, initially issued an urgent recall on Nov. 11, 2013.

Pharmaceutical company recalls infant medicine

On Nov. 1, a press release stated that a product recall was issued by Perrigo, a pharmaceutical manufacturing company. This report, which may be of concern for Virginia parents indicated that some acetaminophen infant suspension liquid packages may have been released to some retailers without having the accurate dosage labeled on the syringes. Although no reports of injuries have been submitted, the company is taking precautionary measures in an effort to prevent injury.

Chicken products in Virginia may contain salmonella

An outbreak of salmonella affected almost 300 people in the United States from March to September. Three plants operated by Foster Farms in California may be shut down by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The agency explained that the public is at risk and sent correspondence to the company's CEO after they found high levels of salmonella bacteria at the plants.

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