Defective Consumer Products
Defective or dangerous products cause thousands of injuries every year in the U.S. "Product liability law," the legal rules concerning who is responsible for defective or dangerous products, is different from ordinary injury law. This difference sometimes makes it easier for an injured person to be compensated for their injuries.
There is no federal product liability law. State product liability laws allows for a manufacturer or seller to be held liable for placing a defective product into the hands of a consumer under the theories of negligence, strict liability, or breach of warranty. In addition, a set of commercial statutes in each state, modeled on the Uniform Commercial Code, will contain warranty rules affecting product liability.
The list of defective or dangerous products is continually evolving. Listed below are some of the products that have recently been investigated, recalled or removed from the market in recent years.
If you or a loved one has been harmed by a dangerous or defective product, you should contact an experienced defective product liability attorney to discuss your legal options. As all legal claims are subject to time limits, however, you may risk forfeiture of your right to financial compensation if you delay.