Do I Have Dangerous Products In My Home?
Manufacturers have the legal responsibility to design, build, and sell products to consumers that are reasonably safe for their intended use. If a product is dangerous, the manufacturer should provide a proper warning of the potential dangers. Unfortunately, manufacturers can be negligent and products regularly make it into homes that are defective and also do not have adequate warnings.
Child-related products – Any home with a small child likely has an extremely large number of products used to take care of the child. Unfortunately, many of these products can be defective or dangerous and can cause injury to your child. Some child products that are commonly recalled include the following:
- Changing tables
- Baby carriers
In many situations, you have no way of knowing that a product is defective until it is too late and your child has suffered an injury. In such cases, the manufacturer of the product in question should be held liable for your child’s injuries and related losses.
Appliances – Homes are filled with many different kinds of appliances, from washing machines to stoves to coffee makers, and many, many more. However, a great number of these products put household members at risk of sustaining injuries. Burns are one of the most common injuries suffered due to a wide variety of household appliances and burns can be very serious, as they send approximately 450,000 people to the emergency room each year, as well as causing an estimated 40,000 individuals to be hospitalized.1
Pharmaceuticals – Pharmaceuticals are meant to improve the health and medical conditions of consumers—not to cause additional and sometimes worse health problems. Though the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)2 requires manufacturers to provide warnings regarding potential side effects, many individuals develop more severe health issues due to taking defective or dangerous pharmaceuticals.
An experienced products liability attorney in Cumming, Georgia is here to help you.
If you have been injured by any kind of household product, your first call should be to an experienced attorney who knows how to pursue products liability claims. Call the Cumming, Georgia law firm of Boling Rice LLC at (770) 887-3162 to speak to a lawyer for free today.