New York- New Jersey Consumer Products Injury
Consumer products are usually, anything you can buy or use in everyday life. Obviously, there are countless products that fit into this very broad category many of which have already been the subject of extensive personal injury and wrongful death litigation. While no list can be made that includes all such consumer products, the more obvious ones include:
- automobiles, trucks and motorcycles
- car seats
- flammable clothing
- space heaters
- clothes dryers
- hair dryers
- microwave ovens
- washing machines
- aerosol sprays
- paints and solvents
- cleaning products
- packaging and containers
- shoes, sneakers, athletic equipment
- batteries, magnets and small objects that can be swallowed by children
- flammable products
- televisions, computers, light fixtures and lamps
- electric coffee makers and food processors
Products Liability occurs with any manufactured product. It would be impossible to count the sheer number of products in the world since they number in the millions. Yet the one thing most products have in common is that if misused, modified, defective, improperly designed or manufactured fail to carry adequate warnings, they may cause injuries or even death.
Those who manufacturer, distribute or sell a product may be held liable for injuries or deaths caused by that product if it was “defective” in one (or more) of the following ways: (1) The product was defectively designed thereby each individual product is defective ; (2) There was a manufacturing defect where only one or some of the product is defective in terms of the way it was made; and (3) The product failed to carry any, or adequate, warnings about dangers posed by the product or how to use the product correctly. Improper warnings may also include warnings that are too complicated or difficult to understand, too small or located in a place that is not easy to see, or where the warnings are only in English despite the fact it was foreseeable the product would be used by non-English speaking people.
If you have been harmed by a consumer product, please contact us for a free consultation. We’re available at our New York and New Jersey offices to answer your questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.