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Defective Agricultural Equipment Cases

Farm accident cases involving defective agricultural equipment are not uncommon. These may occur from improper training, defective farming equipment, missing equipment warnings, inadequate product labeling, and more. If an agriculture worker is injured or killed in a farm accident due to faulty equipment, the claimant may have grounds for a products liability case against the manufacturer.

Vehicle Rollaway Risk From Faulty Parts

The inherent risk of a vehicle rollaway increases from factors such as faulty parts, defective design, and manufacturing flaws. While most vehicle rollaway accidents are preventable, they are still on the rise today.

Faulty Design Claims 15-Passenger Vans

While 15-passenger vans are widely popular, these vehicles have been under scrutiny in product liability claims in recent years, alleging faulty design. Despite being well-known, safety concerns are still disregarded as these vehicles are still on the road today. These vans are susceptible to various failures, which may increase the risk of loss of vehicle control and rollover collisions accompanying the incident. Plaintiff’s firms throughout the country have handled many lawsuits in recent years involving injury and deaths associated with accidents involving 15-passenger vans and alleged faulty design.

Takata Airbags and Vehicle Manufacturers

The deployment of faulty Takata airbags has the potential to cause severe injury or death, and vehicle manufacturers have been under scrutiny for various issues. These include not issuing a recall for enough affected vehicles and not being forthcoming with details regarding issues reported by consumers.

Over 1.5 Million Dehumidifiers Recalled Due to Fire Risk

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a recall for more than 1.5 million dehumidifiers after they were linked to at least 23 fires and 688 incidents of overheating. These dehumidifiers, responsible for an estimated $168,000 in property damage, were sold under brand names including GE, Kenmore, Norpole, SoleusAir, and Seabreeze. Retail giants such as Home Depot, Sam’s Club, and Walmart stocked these units, manufactured by Gree Electric Appliances in China, and sold from January 2011 to February 2014.

Five Unsafe Baby Items Every Parent Should Avoid

Many people assume that if a product is sold in the U.S., it must be safe, especially baby items. However, the reality is more complex. While many baby products undergo safety tests before selling, the system isn’t perfect. For example, newer products might not have the required safety rules yet, so they get sold without any independent safety checks. Also, sometimes companies won’t recall a product even if safety experts say it’s risky.

ARC Automotive Airbag Inflators Defect

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced an ongoing defect investigation and engineering analysis [EA16-003] to examine the safety of passenger and frontal driver airbag inflators manufactured by ARC Automotive, Inc. NHTSA is investigating allegations of ruptured inflators involving frontal driver and passenger airbag inflators produced by ARC Automotive. According to NHTSA, the airbag inflators in question have been known to project metal fragments into the occupant compartment.

Link Between Baby Formula and NEC

Cow’s milk and certain baby formula brands, including Similac and Enfamil, have been linked to necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in premature infants. Parents with premature infants have seen their children develop this life-threatening illness nationwide.

Vaping Manufacturer Fights for its Life in the U.S. 

JUUL Labs, the manufacturer of the most popular nicotine vaping product, is facing numerous lawsuits across the United States over how its sales and marketing practices allegedly led to the explosion of youth vaping problems. Some litigation may be concluding while other lawsuits and regulatory agency actions continue. The litigation costs JUUL vast amounts of money to fight and resolve the actions, while regulators may effectively put the company out of business. 

Protecting Your Claim Against a Defective Product

When you buy a product, you trust it will perform as advertised. Whatever product you buy shouldn’t cause you harm. Unfortunately, many products consumers purchase can be harmful such as auto parts, medications, appliances and toys. A dangerous product may be released into the market for a variety of reasons, including unclear instructions, faulty manufacturing, unlisted side effects, and design defects. The following tips provide steps for an individual harmed by a defective product to help them get the compensation they deserve.

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