Manufacturers in almost every industry recall products on a regular basis. Companies generally announce recalls on TV networks, radio broadcasts, and popular websites. Unfortunately, not all manufacturers pay for the advertisement of a product recall, according to Kidsindanger.org
. Some companies issue a press release that only reaches a very limited number of consumers, and for those who purchase defective products
, this lack of communication often translates into injuries and even fatalities.
One way to stay aware of product recalls is to sign up for regular emails at Recalls.gov
. In particular, parents should use this resource to double-check the safety of various toys and games for children.
Consumers should always take product recalls seriously. Defects can happen to almost any product, but recalls signify a legitimate and potentially dangerous flaw in manufacturing.
What If a Recalled Product Injuries You or a Family Member?
In some cases, people who suffer injuries from recalled products can file a lawsuit against the manufacturer and related parties. However, these cases tend to be complex, and the guidance of a personal-injury attorney may prove invaluable.
One way you can increase the likelihood of a successful lawsuit is to prove the injured party used the item as the manufacturer intended. Also, it is critical to prove that the defects caused the injury.
For example, if a company recalls a line of hairdryers due to a potentially dangerous defect, a successful lawsuit may require that the injury occurred while the victim was drying his or her hair. If the victim tried to use the dryer to melt ice on a car’s windshield, or used the product in some other unintended fashion, the case may be relatively weak.
If you have recently sustained injuries from a defective product and wish to speak with an experienced New Braunfels injury attorney
, contact The Bettersworth Law Firm at 830-606-0404 for a free consultation. For years, we have helped clients throughout south-central Texas collect compensation to pay for medical bills and lost wages, and we may be able to do the same for you.