In general, consumers have a reasonable expectation that the everyday products that they use will not harm them. Airbag maker Takata recently announced that it is nearly doubling its recall of defective airbags. The already expansive recall will now hold the title of the most significant and largest auto recall in history. The expanded recall now impacts almost one in seven automobiles in the United States. The company previously recalled approximately 18 million vehicles for the auto defect and the recently announced additions will increase the number of airbags recalled to approximately 34 million vehicles. Many different models of vehicles, primarily built from 2000 to 2011, are impacted.
As this blog has discussed many times in the past, the food that Virginians consume is not always safe. There are times when manufactures fail to uphold safety standards and food becomes contaminated. This can lead to sickness and death for the people who eat the food. When company -- or in some cases, the government -- learns of a defective product, a product recall is issued. This recall will generally encourage people not to eat the damaged goods and, possibly, to return the goods for a refund.
Virginia residents are often concerned with the quality of the food that they are putting into their bodies. People want the best for themselves and for their families. Even if people when are not eating fresh or organic food, they still expect that the food is free from harmful chemicals and bacteria.
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.
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.
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.
Many Virginia parents of toddlers use high chairs every day, and few would consider them to be dangerous products. However, some parents are discovering that children might be hurt when using them. In fact, during the last decade, reported high chair injuries have increased by more than 20 percent. Approximately 9400 children are injured per year while sitting in or climbing on high chairs.
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.