Recalls Happen Everyday on All Sorts of U.S. Products: Products Liability and Injury Lawsuits

Recalls Happen Everyday on All Sorts of U.S. Products: Products Liability and Injury Lawsuits

Recalls happen every day in this country – all sorts of products are either voluntarily recalled by their manufacturer, or recalls are issued by the government to get dangerous items out of the public marketplace.  Consider this — this week, so far, the following national recalls have happened:

To monitor recalls involving consumer products, motor vehicles, boats, food, medicine, cosmetics, or environmental products, go here (where you can even sign up for email alerts).

It is very good news for all American consumers that manufacturers issue these voluntary recalls of their products when it is discovered that the product can hurt or seriously injure (even kill) someone.  Of course, there are those who will point out that this is in the manufacturer’s best interests, since they are legally liable for any injuries that their products cause.

And this is true.  Under state law as well as federal statute, manufacturers of products as well as those in the distribution chain (those who had the task of getting the product from its maker to the injury victim) can be held financially responsible for the injuries caused by a defective and damaged product.

This is what is referred to as products liability law. Many recalls have become the basis for major personal injury litigation based upon products liability laws, where state legislatures (like those in Indiana and Illinois) as well as the U.S. Congress, have passed laws for safe products that have been violated.  Consider this — this week, the following recalls are now among those making national news as they proceed as major products liability personal injury lawsuits:

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