Maryland residents purchase millions of different products each year, including food, medical devices, pharmaceutical products and general consumer goods. Some have been on the market for decades, while there are countless new products introduced each year. With an increasing number of products inevitably comes a growing number of warnings about defects, malfunctions and instances of contamination. When producers discover these problems, they usually announce a recall or a warning to consumers about the potentially dangerous product.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports the recall of tens of thousands of tabletop feeding chairs due to a risk that the chair, and potentially the infant inside it can fall to the floor. The defective product can unexpectedly become unattached from the table.
Whether a company makes automobiles, power tools, food, or any other product, manufacturers have a duty to make sure that their products are safe for consumers to use. When unsafe products make it to the marketplace and into our homes, people can be harmed and product recalls result.
For many people, Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer and many wonderful summertime activities, including boating, camping, and swimming. With an uptick in outdoor activities, personal injury attorneys also notice an uptick in injuries caused by dangerous or defective products that are used in outdoor activities.
The Chevy Cruze has been an important model for General Motors as the automaker returns to profitability. In a time with soaring gas prices, the Cruze has gained popularity for having good fuel economy. However, GM has recalled more than 150,000 Cruzes amid concerns that the steering shaft on the vehicles may not have been properly installed.
This U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the agency responsible for recalling defective or dangerous products, announced yet another recall of drop-side cribs yesterday. The CPSC believes the SafetyCraft brand full size and portable drop-side cribs manufactured and distributed by Generation 2 Worldwide contain defective parts identical to the Generation 2 Worldwide ChildEsigns brand cribs recalled about one year ago.
America's dominant rental car companies are suddenly a bit under siege, with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) stating that "incidents involving allegations of personal injury and death" from car accidents have led it to investigate industry practices concerning recalled fleet vehicles.