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.
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.
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.
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.
Virginia residents may be interested in knowing about a recall by Giant Eagle because of a labeling error that could cause health problems for those with peanut allergies. According to a press release from the supermarket chain, Candy Place Chocolate Santas were sold in stores in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Maryland beginning on Oct. 1, 2013. The store says that nearly 1,100 units had been sold since that time.
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.
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.
Virginia residents who own 2013 Nissan minivans may be interested to learn that one model is being recalled by the Japanese manufacturer. The recall of 2,529 vehicles is due to a problem with the battery terminal fuse.