Dangerous or defective products can result in serious injury or death for consumers who use them. Some of the most common categories in which recalls are necessary due to the risk of serious injuries include the following:
- Cribs, strollers and other baby products
- Foods, including baby formula, tainted fruits and vegetables, and unsafe meats
- Defective power tools and industrial equipment
- Cars and trucks
- Surgical and medical devices
Manufacturing equipment liability claims in Houston, League City and Texas City typically involve the oil and construction industries. However, use of almost any defective product can have potentially life-altering and lethal consequences.
At Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers, we specialize in providing representation for individuals who have suffered injury or loss as a result of negligence on the part of manufacturers, marketers or retailers.
Our team in Texas City offers you over 45 years of combined legal experience and local leadership in both trial and negotiations. Our goal is to maximize the compensation you rightly deserve and to help you make informed decisions throughout the legal process.
Please call us today at 409-359-4865 to schedule a free consultation with one of our talented and resourceful attorneys.
Who Handles Product Recalls?
Governmental recalls of defective products are primarily handled by six agencies:
- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) handles most household items, including clothing, electronics and toys.
- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issues safety recalls for automotive products, including child safety seats and vehicles.
- Boats are reviewed for recall by the U.S. Coast Guard.
- Food recalls typically originate from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) or, in rare cases, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- Drugs, medical devices and cosmetics are monitored by the FDA.
- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has jurisdiction over pesticides and vehicle emissions.
These agencies typically issue safety recalls only when clear and compelling evidence exists of a threat to consumer health and safety. For some people, we understand that the damage has already been done by the time governmental recalls go into effect. We are here to help you gain access to the compensation you deserve, and we are on your side every step of the way.
Negligence Costs Lives
According to the CPSC, the damage caused by defective consumer products in the U.S. amounts to more than $1 trillion each year. Defective products are usually classified into one of three categories:
- Products that can cause injury due to a manufacturing defect at the factory level
- Products that were designed improperly during the planning stages and constitute an unacceptable risk to users
- Products that failed to warn consumers of potential hazards inherent in the use of the product
According to federal law, consumer product liability cases are decided on the basis of strict liability. This does not require that the injured party demonstrate negligence or willful intent by the manufacturer.
For individuals and families suffering in the aftermath of a serious injury or a wrongful death, finding the right attorney is critical to success and long-term financial stability. Our experienced team can help with assertive representation to get your claim heard in court and to secure the full and fair compensation you deserve from negligent parties
Please contact us today to set up a free consultation with one of our caring attorneys. We look forward to speaking with you.