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A recall doesn't stop you from suing for products liability

Oftentimes, when a product is shown to be dangerous or defective, a manufacturer or designer will decide to voluntarily remove it from distribution so that necessary modifications can be made. These recalls can be costly and don't often occur until some time after product-related injuries or deaths have already been reported to them.

Children continue to suffer injuries when they tip over furniture

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) contends that furniture tip-overs are responsible for injuring thousands of kids each year. They also claim that a child is killed every two weeks as the result of a tip-over.

Injured in a crash caused by an auto defect? Know your rights

Imagine you are driving home from work one evening. You are making good time in light traffic when suddenly, your steering wheel detaches from the steering column and you lose control of your vehicle. In the blink of an eye, you go from heading home to heading to the emergency room with serious injuries.

Can I sue for injuries I received from using a defective product?

When we enter stores, we'll often see a billboard listing the latest product recalls that have either been ordered by its manufacturer, designer or distributor. In the case of cars that have safety concerns, we'll often hear about their recalls on the nightly news.

Is a product that caused your injury defective?

Consumers expect that the products we buy will be safe. We look for products approved by the Food and Drug Administration and check warning labels; we read reviews online from others and talk to our doctors before taking any new type of medication.

Is a product that caused your injury defective?

Consumers expect that the products we buy will be safe. We look for products approved by the Food and Drug Administration and check warning labels; we read reviews online from others and talk to our doctors before taking any new type of medication.

How to avoid picking unsafe toys for your child

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is responsible for both regulating what is placed on the market and then further monitoring it for safety as long as it's being sold here in the U.S. They are the ones responsible for setting guidelines that must be followed when labeling toys with the age groups they're most appropriate for.

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