When a product that is made available to the public is discovered to pose health or safety risks to consumers, then product recalls can be ordered. These actions will result in companies removing an unsafe product from the market. Recalls can be ordered by federal regulatory agencies or by the makers of the unsafe product. These actions are often an effort to reduce the legal penalties associated with compensating injured victims for corporate negligence. Unfortunately, many consumers are injured before unsafe products have been removed from the market. When this happens, victims can file personal injury claims in an attempt to hold companies responsible.
Corporate Negligence and Product Liability
Product liability law can hold corporations and manufacturers responsible for the negligence they exhibited in making an unsafe product available to consumers. Depending on the product that caused injuries, recalls may be ordered by different federal agencies or the maker of the product.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
The CPSC regulates the sale and manufacture of more than 15,000 different consumer products. From children's toys to vehicles, this government agency has the ability to order recalls of products that are deemed dangerous for public use. If you have been injured by a product because of a design defect or manufacturing flaw, then you have the right to seek compensation.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
The FDA oversees consumer safety concerning products such as food, pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, and cosmetics. It has the power to remove products from the market, including the authority to order drug recalls.
Regardless of the product you used, any recall shows that there was enough evidence to support claims that a product has the potential to cause injuries or illnesses. Whether you or a loved one has been injured by a children's toy, a defective auto part, furniture, appliances, or any other type of consumer product, Stern Law Group can assist you in filing a claim and fight aggressively to protect your right to fair compensation.
Discuss Your Case with a Houston Personal Injury Lawyer Today
Companies must be held liable for cutting corners and pushing dangerous and unsafe products onto the public market. If you are unsure whether a product you have used has been recalled, you can visit the federal recall website or bring your case to the attention of our legal team. We also encourage injured victims to seek legal representation as soon as possible because product recall and liability cases can be very difficult and labor intensive. These cases also raise a number of legal issues that require experienced attention in order to achieve successful results. If you would like to discuss your case with a proven legal team that has extensive experience with product recall claims, contact Stern Law Group today.