During the colder winter months, many people use space heaters to help save on heating bills and to warm up cold or drafty parts of their home or office. These devices can make a room much more comfortable and allow consumers to selectively heat areas of their living or working space. Unfortunately, these devices are also inherently dangerous. They are capable of becoming extremely hot and can ignite furniture, drapery, or other household items if they are left on for too long or placed too close to objects. In addition, they are often capable of causing severe burns without … Read MorePosted In: Defective Product
Airbags are an important safety feature required in every passenger vehicle1 since the late 1990’s. Front airbags keep drivers and front seat passengers from hitting their heads or chests on the dashboard, steering wheel, or windshield, while side airbags protect motorists in rollover accidents or side collisions. Though airbags have prevented thousands of severe injuries and saved numerous lives, airbags have been known to actually cause certain injuries.
Airbags deploy at a high velocity and can often result in minor burns on arms and faces, as well as possible fractures in the delicate bones of the face, even when … Read MorePosted In: Defective Product
When you purchase your vehicle, you should be able to trust that it is in working condition and that none of the parts of the car are defective. When certain parts on a car malfunction, motorists can be involved in extremely serious collisions. For example, if a commercial truck driver is on the highway and a set of defective brakes suddenly fail, the driver can lose control and the truck can collide with any cars or other objects in its path. In such situations, the manufacturer of the defective part should be held liable for any resulting damage and … Read MorePosted In: Defective Product
Every year, defective products designed for children injure thousands of unsuspecting children and parents. Children are particularly susceptible to physical injury and often cannot appreciate the risks posed by certain objects. As a result, it is imperative that designers, manufacturers, and retailers of children’s products use reasonable care and keep the unique needs of children in mind when making or selling their products. In order to keep children and other consumers safe, the United States government regulates consumer products through the Consumer Product Safety Commission1 (CPSC). This agency promulgates various regulations regarding consumer products including those designed for children, … Read MorePosted In: Defective Product