Defective products are when a product is released to the public and it is discovered that it can cause some form of harm to the consumer. Most recalls occur without any known damage. For example, toys are recalled because someone caught the error before a child was able to get hurt. Defective products can cause real danger to the consumer and injuries can range from superficial to catastrophic. Our California product liability attorneys at Licata & Yeremenko, A Professional Law Corporation are all too familiar with innocent people getting hurt by everyday products. We are here to hear your story and we are ready to make sure that your story is told.
Examples of Defective Products
If you are a fan of the show This Is Us then you have seen the epic fire scene. Those who watched as the show unfolded had to wait until the end of season 2 to see the great fire scene. Spoiler alert, the fire scene is the single most traumatic experience of the family and is the result of the father’s death. So how did the fire start? Faulty wiring in an old crockpot. It was an electrical fire that quickly caught the whole two-story house on fire. The father of the series ran through the house saving his three children, wife, house pet, and photo albums. He died of a heart attack induced by the stress of the event. The crockpot was old which doesn’t make quite a defective product. Nonetheless, the reality is we have surrounded by by-products in our homes, cars, and pockets. If at any point something does go awry our body is to pay for it.
Last year there was over 64 home recalled products. They range from small objects like light bulbs to major objects like space heaters or refrigerators. Companies are required by law to report if there is any danger with their product. Even though companies report the danger, only 6% of the consumers of those products actually act on the recall. The reason for recalls is because a product has the potential to kill them. Unfortunately, most consumers don’t follow recall reports and never hear about them.
Some recalls include products that people don’t even purchase personally like residential elevators. Traction and Waupaca Elevators are recalled because the elevator can either get stuck at the top of the shaft, the bottom of the shaft, or abruptly stop. This can cause real danger to the individuals inside.
What To Do
If you have experienced an injury due to a defective product then you need a strong advocate on your side. Our California product liability attorneys at Licata & Yeremenko, A Professional Law Corporation are ready to hold the defective product company accountable for any damages or injuries you sustained. Defective product accidents can be life-altering and you deserve compensation for injuries that could have been avoided. Call 818-783-5757 or click here for a free consultation with our attorneys at Licata & Yeremenko, A Professional Law Corporation in California today.