While it may seem that anything that would be allowed to be sold on a store shelf should be safe to use, this is not always the case. While it is true that the majority of products that we buy are perfectly safe and functional, there are still hundreds of product recalls each year. Recalls generally happen because a product is found to be either defective or unsafe or both. When a consumer is injured from a product, he or she may be able to sue the manufacturer or seller in a product liability lawsuit.
A defective product is capable of causing a great deal of harm or even death to a consumer. If you or someone you love has been the victim of a faulty product which caused injury, contact the San Antonio personal injury lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers today at (210) 999-9999.
Product Safety Issues
The Consumer Product Safety Commission, or CPSC, is the government agency that is in charge of monitoring and weeding out defective consumer products. However, due to the huge volume of products on the market and underfunding, they are incapable of catching every defect. Products that routinely slip past CPSC can result in:
- Serious physical injury
- Fire–certain products contain chemicals or materials that can easily catch on fire or explode.
- Poisoning–even products not meant to be consumed can cause poisoning.
Every company that puts a product on the market is responsible for the safety of potential consumers.
If you or someone you love has suffered an injury from a consumer product, contact the San Antonio personal injury lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers today at (210) 999-9999.