Product liability is the area of law in which manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, retailers, and others who make products available to the public are held responsible for the injuries and unanticipated costs that those products cause.
For instance, the EPA recently announced that they were mandating that the second largest automobile manufacturer in the world, Volkswagen, recall almost 500,000 diesel passenger vehicles that they sold in the United States between 2009 and 2015. The EPA alleges that the vehicles were purposefully outfitted by Volkswagen engineers with software or a device that tricked the emissions testing process and resulted in all of these cars regularly emitting 10 to 40 times the legally allowable amount of exhaust toxins, although they "passed" the emissions test. If you have one of the affected vehicles, please get in touch with our office immediately.
Products purchased from any dealer, retail store, wholesaler, supermarkets, or even specialty outlets are all manufactured with an implicit guarantee that the product is not defective and was marketed honestly and without any intent to deceive. Some defective products have a high injury potential.
hey include, but are not limited to:
- Automobile, Motorcycle, Truck and Bicycle Products
- Infant and Baby Products: Cribs, Strollers, Feeding Bottles
- Children's Toys
- Cosmetics (such as lipstick, eyeliner and mascara)
- Computers, Stereos, Televisions, etc.
- Household Chemicals and Cleansers
- Kitchen Appliances - small and large
- Medical Devices
- Perishable Foods (from grocery stores and restaurants)
- Pharmaceutical Products