A recalled item can often result in a product liability claim. Products are recalled, sometimes voluntarily, by the company that manufactured the product or by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, which is responsible for keeping defective products away from the public. A product is usually recalled because it poses a serious or unforeseen threat to the general public. Safe, everyday items are occasionally manufactured with a defect making the product potentially dangerous.
If you were injured by a defective or dangerous product, our firm can help. Our Cranston product liability lawyer assists clients with a wide range of complex product liability cases, including those involving product recalls. We are available 24/7 to assist you and we offer our legal services in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Give us a call at (401) 244-7433 to learn more about how we can help you with your product liability case today.What are the Most Commonly Recalled Products?
Any product can be subject to a recall but there are a few categories of products that are recalled more than others. Children’s toys and products and automobiles are some of the most commonly recalled products on the consumer market today.Children's Products
Children’s products are often the subject of voluntary recalls. Toys, car seats, clothing, cribs, strollers, and high chairs have all been subject to recall. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission lists on their website hundreds of recalls for children items. Many children's product recalls make national headlines, but many do not. Depending on the defective product, injuries can range from minor burns and cuts, to amputations, and even death.Cars, Auto Parts, and Auto Accessories
When it comes to product recalls, the automobile industry is the undisputed king. Millions of cars are recalled every year for varying problems ranging from the very minor to the very serious. The automotive defect can often result in serious and fatal car accidents. In recent years, in particular, with the Toyota acceleration scare, the public has become extremely aware of the dangers of a defective product within a vehicle.
Some of the potentially fatal flaws in an automobile (whether recalled or not) include:
- Driver losing control of the car (i.e. Toyota acceleration cases)
- Brake failure
- Airbag deployment failure
- Electrical problems leading to fire
- Seatbelt failure
- Tire failure
- SUV rollovers (a design defect that made certain early SUVs very likely to roll over)
- Any other mechanical malfunction that leads to an auto accident
If you or a loved one suffered severe, life-altering injuries or harm as a result of a defective or dangerous product — whether a children’s product, automobile or auto part or any other faulty product — The Law Office of Joseph Lamy can help. We offer personalized legal services tailored to your unique needs and goals as we aggressively advocate for your rights.
Injured by a defective, dangerous, or recalled product? Call our office at (401) 244-7433 to schedule a free, initial consultation with our team today.