Consumer Product Safety Recall
Each year in the United States, defective products injure thousands of people. In many cases, victims suffer pain and other physical disabilities for life, and many are no longer able to earn a living. The Schneider & Palcsik Injury Lawyers mission is to help people who have been hurt by dangerous or defective products by holding businesses accountable.
We’re also committed to warning the public about harmful products that can cause injury or death. On this page, we will provide regular updates of product recalls issued by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. Dangerous items that are subject to recall include a range of products such as baby toys, furniture, electronics, household appliances, kitchenware and others. Check back regularly for up-to-date recall information that can keep you and your loved ones safe.
Below are several important product recall pages. Click through to each page to learn more about each of the products recalled.
Why Are Defective Products Sold?
Even with strict quality control measures in place, companies sometimes release defective products into the marketplace, unaware that they could cause injury or death to consumers. The area of law known as product liability seeks to hold manufacturers and sellers responsible for allowing dangerous and defective products to harm individuals. Three types of defects that cause injuries typically are the focus of product liability claims:
- Defects in design that are present even before a product is manufactured.
- Defects in manufacturing that happen during manufacturing or assembly.
- Defects in marketing that occur due to mislabeling, unclear instructions or poor safety warnings.
What if You’re Injured by a Defective Product?
If you or a loved one are injured by a dangerous or defective product, it’s important that any responsible parties be held liable and that you receive the compensation you’re due. By working with a qualified product liability attorney, you can recover fair compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering from your injuries.
In addition, a court may award punitive monetary damages to keep a manufacturer of a defective product from engaging in negligent practices in the future. Punitive damages can help ensure that no one else is harmed by a party that engages in substandard manufacturing practices or poor quality control.
Product liability claims typically are based on state laws and are initiated under the theories of breach of warranty, negligence and strict liability — under which a plaintiff only needs to prove that a product was defective and not that the manufacturer acted negligently. State commercial statutes also include rules that affect product liability. A qualified New York product liability attorney can provide guidance about laws that apply to your specific case.