Defective Products Recently Recalled
Every year, products are recalled by manufacturers because risks or hazards are discovered. Product recalls can include vehicles, baby or child products, food, medicine, and other products. What are some recent recalls, and what can you do if you have been injured by a product?
- Vehicle Recalls – Vehicle recalls are common. When a vehicle is subject to a recall, the manufacturer is generally required to notify the person who purchased the vehicle and is required to take steps to repair the vehicle. However, if you purchased a used vehicle, the second-hand seller of the vehicle may not be legally required to disclose whether the car is subject to a recall, and the manufacturer may not always be able to get in touch with owners who purchased a vehicle used. What are some options you might have if you think you’ve been hurt due to a defective vehicle or if you are not sure whether your car is subject to a recall? When a vehicle is subject to a recall, the VIN number of the vehicle is put into a national database. You can check the VIN number of your vehicle here to see if your vehicle is in the national database for recalled cars. If the vehicle is subject to a recall, you can contact the manufacturer who may be required to perform a free repair. If you have been hurt due to the vehicle defect, you may have the right to seek damages for your medical bills, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, pain and suffering and other losses. Miller Trial Law is a defective products law firm in Florida that may be able to help you.
- Drug Recalls – Recent drug recalls include the recall of the popular heartburn medication Zantac and the recall of hand sanitizer because of the possible presence of wood alcohol (methanol) in the product. To read the full recall of hand sanitizer released by the FDA, click here. Methanol exposure in high levels can result in permanent blindness, seizures, nausea, vomiting, headaches, blurred vision, coma, permanent nervous system damage, and death. Zantac was recalled by the FDA because of the potential presence of NDMA in its products that can potentially cause cancer. Other lawsuits include talcum powder or baby powder lawsuits, and lawsuits stemming from over-the-counter and prescription drugs that contained impurities. If you believe you became ill, developed cancer, or suffered a serious injury from using a defective product, or taking a defective drug, Miller Trial Law are product defect attorneys in Florida that may be able to help you.
- Children and Baby Products – Sleepers, rocking seats, toys, and car seats are frequently recalled because risks to babies are discovered. If your child was tragically injured or killed while using a baby product, your family may have the right to pursue a lawsuit. Miller Trial Law is Florida defective products law firm that may be able to help you.
These are just some examples of defective products on the market. The Consumer Product Safety Commission keeps a database of recalled products. However, sometimes products aren’t recalled until a consumer gets hurt or discovers a defect in the product. If you’ve been hurt by a defective product or a product that lacked appropriate warnings or instructions, reach out today to our compassionate team at Miller Trial Law for a free review of your potential case. We stand ready to fight on your behalf, but do not delay as there is only a limited amount of time to bring a case.
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