Product Liability | Phoenix Personal Injury Law Blog
‘Tis the season for children to excitedly unwrap all their new toys and get to work playing with them. Unfortunately, it’s not always happy memories these toys bring. Many toys, regardless of whether or not they have been recalled, can pose certain risks to the children who play with them.
Millions of people in the United States and throughout Arizona use Ambien on a regular basis to help them cope with short-term insomnia. In fact, it’s one of the most widely purchased sleep aids on the market. Typically, people take Ambien before bed, and the medication is supposed to help them sleep through the night. However, there are a few side effects that range from mild to serious, especially if combined with activities such as driving or operating machinery.
Product recalls happen all the time in the United States. So what recalls has Arizona seen lately? And what can you do when a product you bought has been recalled?
Even if you’re the best driver on the road, things aren’t completely within your control when you get behind the wheel. Not only do you need to worry about the other drivers out there, but also about your own car, and the things that could go wrong with it.
To make sure your vehicle is as safe as possible, it’s advised that all drivers perform vehicle inspections. This can help prevent minor issues from becoming something more serious, and can alert you to problems you may not have known existed.
Samsung, the massive company based out of South Korea whose Android smartphones are a major player in the U.S. market, is having a massive product-related issue. The Washington Post reports that the U.S. Consumer Safety Commission warns that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 had a defective battery linked to multiple reports of burns, fires, and property damage. On September 2, 2016, Samsung announced a recall on the product, indicating concerns with the battery and offering to issue replacement units to all customers.
While using words such as “epic,” “historical,” and “unprecedented” to describe the Takata airbag recall might have been hyperbole before, it is beginning to look like the truth. If the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) gets its way, the auto parts maker could end up recalling 120 million defective airbags.
Getting older is a part of life and you can’t avoid it. That means there’s a possibility that you won’t be able to avoid some of the injuries that come along with age either. Some injuries result in a need for surgery, and as we get older, the need or surgical replacement of one or both of your hips may become a reality. But what happens when you have a hip replacement and it results in further pain, suffering or injuries?
There are many different major surgeries that may be necessary if you’ve had an injury. One of these major surgeries is a knee arthroplasty, more commonly referred to as a knee replacement. Unfortunately, these types of surgeries do not come without risks and if you receive a knee replacement there is some chance that you may suffer a serious injury or pain as a result of your surgery and new knee.
More and more people rely on electronics to communicate with loved ones, find information, and complete work projects every day.
From laptop computers to high-tech projectors, technology makes it easier to run a business, seek entertainment, and stay in touch with people on the other side of the world. But did you know that defective electronics also put you at risk for serious injuries?
All manufacturers have a legal responsibility to design, create, and sell products that are free of defects and safe for consumers to use. Unfortunately, manufacturers can sometimes overlook safety regulations or rush the manufacturing or testing process. As a consequence, products that can cause consumers injury manage to find their way into homes in Phoenix.
However, as a consumer, you have legal rights under Arizona product liability laws whenever you purchase a product. These laws ensure that manufacturers, wholesalers, and vendors are responsible for their product and any injuries that result from the proper use of the product. Product liability cases may relate to illness, injury, or death caused by improper label warnings, defective auto parts, dangerous toys, contaminated food, and more.
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