As you peruse the aisles of your local superstore, you should be able to take solace in the fact that all the products have earned the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s seal of approval, which guarantees they’re safe for public usage. Unfortunately, however, this is not always the case. Oftentimes products are poorly manufactured or designed and pose a threat to public safety, which may require the CPSC to administer a product recall.
If you or someone you love has been injured by a defective product, contact a Cincinnati personal injury lawyer at Stepleton Dugan, LLC today. Our team of legal professionals will fight to help you receive the compensation you deserve. Call us today at 513-321-7733 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Understanding Product Liability
When a product is determined to be defective, the manufacturer may be held liable for any damages incurred by consumers as a result of using the product. Many millions of dollars are spent each year compensating consumers for unexpected injury and wrongful death resulting from a product malfunction.
If enough people are injured by the product’s defect, the manufacturers may warrant a product recall of that item and offer recompense for consumers who have not been injured, but merely inconvenienced. If you own a recalled item, it is a good idea to discontinue usage and return it to the manufacturer to prevent injury.
If you have been injured by a defective product, contact a Cincinnati product liability attorney at Stepleton Dugan, LLC today at 513-321-7733 to determine your legal options.