Product Liability and Defective Products
Defective Product Class Action Lawsuits, Recalls, and Safety Alerts
Before releasing a product into the marketplace, manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure their products are safe for consumer use. At the very least, they must include safety warnings about any possible hazards associated with the product. Unfortunately, some manufacturers fail to properly test their products or include adequate safety warnings, leaving millions of Americans susceptible to serious injuries or even death.
When a person is injured by a defective product, they can hold the manufacturer responsible for their suffering. By speaking with a product liability attorney, the injured party can file a claim to seek damages for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering associated with the defective product. For instance, individuals who were injured by the Yamaha Rhino All Terrain Vehicle are now suing the company for releasing an ATV vehicle to the public that is overly susceptible to rollovers.
If you or a loved one have been injured by a defective product or if you have purchased a product that failed to work as it should, fill out our free case evaluation form.
Defective Drug Class Actions
A class action is alleging that Demilec spray foam insulation emits toxic fumes which can cause property damage and health concerns for homeowners.
Allegedly, Entran 3 heating tubes manufactured by Goodyear are defective, and can cause significant property damage and catastrophic leaks.
Allegedly, certain Whirlpool dishwashers can leak water and present a fire hazard due to a defect in their heating elements.
A considerable number of complaints, including water leaks and fires have surfaced online regarding Frigidaire dishwashers. Could these consumers have legal recourse?
It has been alleged that Atlas Chalet roof shingles are defective, as they are prone to premature cracking, blistering and failure.
It has been alleged that certain General Electric (GE) washing machines contain a defect which causes them to overflow intermittently.
It has been alleged that certain Rheem Water Heaters, including those distributed by General Electric and Ruud, contain a defect which makes them prone to leaking, fires and premature failure.
Certain Bosch dishwashers are alleged to contain a defect which can pose a fire hazard to consumers.
It has been alleged that certain roofing shingles manufactured by Owens Corning have a defect which causes them to deteriorate prematurely.
The CPSC has filed a lawsuit alleging that Nap Nanny infant recliners pose a risk of serious injury and death.
It has been alleged that certain Electrolux Frigidaire-brand refrigerators contain a defective control valve which causes the ice maker to be too warm to operate and prevents the refrigerators from maintaining safe food storage temperatures.
It has been alleged that certain Electrolux washers contain a defect which cause the machines to overflow.
Certain General Electric microwaves may pose a fire hazard, even when not in use. Has your microwave oven caught fire?
Certain Kenmore dishwashers manufactured by Electrolux may contain a defect which allows the appliances to catch fire and leak.
It has been alleged that certain Electrolux dishwashers can catch fire or leak, problems that may stem from a product defect.
General Electric has voluntarily recalled more than a million dishwashers due to a fire hazard.
Consumers who paid a premium price for certain RIDGID wet dry vacuums may be entitled to compensation in light of claims that the product was sold under misleading advertisements regarding capacity and horsepower.
Allegedly, certain MW windows are prone to water and air infiltration, which can lead to leaks, window failure and rotting.
The Yamaha Rhino All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) is a popular vehicle for off-road riding and racing. However, its unsafe design, which includes a high center of gravity, small tires and an extremely narrow track width, make the vehicle susceptible to rollover accidents.
Users of the iPhone 3G, a multimedia smartphone manufactured by Apple, have complained of several defects with the product. These issues include hairline cracks occurring during normal use and operating problems with the 3G network.
Thousands of homes throughout the country were built with defective Chinese drywall between 2004 and 2007. Signs of Chinese drywall include rotten egg odors, corrosion of copper wiring, and failure of air conditioning units.
Users of popular denture cream brands, including Poligrip, Super Poligrip and Fixodent, may be at risk for zinc poisoning, copper deficiency, and a neurological condition known as neuropathy.
LASIK has helped millions of Americans live without contacts or glasses. Unfortunately, patients are now reporting serious complications including blindness.
Several serious accidents have been attributed to problems with the floor mats and gas pedals in Toyota cars. Toyota has recalled millions of vehicles in order to address issues of the gas pedal getting caught on the floor mat or sticking in a depressed position, causing unintentional acceleration.
CertainTeed fiber cement siding has been linked to a number of problems, including shrinking and cracking of the siding boards, and the company has allegedly failed to honor its product warranties.
Uponor Inc. has allegedly sold defective plumbing fittings which can fail prematurely, causing extensive water damage.
General Motors has expanded its Dec. 2010 recall to include more than 26,500 Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC trucks and SUVs due to a problem which could cause the cars' rear axles to lock.
Reportedly, certain GAF Timberline shingles can crack prematurely. Homeowners who experienced GAF shingles problems may be eligible for legal recourse.
Imprelis, a herbicide sold to lawn professionals only, has reportedly been linked to the death of Norway spruces, eastern white pines, and other plants on lawns and golf courses.
Reportedly, the front bumpers on the Mercedes CLK and SL models contain a design flaw which may allow the bumper to latch onto parking lot stops, resulting in damage when the driver pulls out of the parking space.
Property owners who experienced problems with TrimBoard, a wood trim product, may be able to participate in a class action lawsuit to seek compensation for damages, including loss of resale value.
Reportedly, Gentek vinyl and aluminum siding is prone to cracking, chipping and peeling, and the company has failed to fully uphold the terms of its product warranties against these manufacturing defects.
James Hardie fiber cement exterior siding is allegedly defective, as it can fail prematurely as a result of moisture problems, drying and cracking.
Maibec Eastern white cedar shingles allegedly contain design defects, which can cause peeling, cracking, buckling, curling and warping.
Consumers who owned Fluidmaster No-Burst braided stainless steel supply lines or purchased a property installed with this product may be able to seek financial compensation. It has been alleged that they products can burst or rupture due to poor material selection.
Organic shingles manufactured by Building Products (BP) of Canada Corp. can allegedly fail earlier than expected due to cracking, blistering and moisture invasion and can damage underlying structures due to this premature failure.
Allegedly, Electrolux clothes dryers can pose a fire risk, as they contain a defect which permits lint to accumulate in an area close to heat sources.
It has been alleged that certain Kenmore ovens pose a fire hazard, with several consumers reporting that their ranges have caught fire, causing property damage.
Consumers who purchased a Sears Craftsman lawnmower which caught fire may have legal recourse to seek compensation for property loss and any other resulting damages.
Allegedly, certain single hung windows manufactured and sold by MI Windows contain a defect which may allow water to leak inside the home and seep into structures which are fitted with these windows.
Reportedly, a young girl was raped aboard a Royal Caribbean ship, this being the third such report of a cruise ship sexual assault in two months.
Allegedly, certain General Electric (GE) refrigerators were sold with a defect which can cause cause the refrigerator to stop operating and poses a fire risk.
Consumers who experienced discoloration, cracking, warping or other problems with Oasis Composite Decking may be entitled to compensation.
The 400 Series Tilt Wash vinyl clad windows sold by Andersen Windows allegedly contain a defect which allows moisture to invade the structure and results in mold growth, decay, rotting and deterioration.
Shaw laminate flooring has been linked to a number of problems, including bubbling, delamination, cracking and peeling, according to consumer complaints.
The S2208 and S2210 pull-down attic ladders manufactured by Werner Co, are allegedly defective, and can break under normal use, rending the product useless and posing an injury risk to the user.
Portico decking products are allegedly defective and allow for the growth of mold or mildew, which manifests as dark spots throughout the surface of the boards.
The Black and Decker 12-Cup Programmable Under-the-Cabinet Coffeemaker is defective and can pose a safety risk to consumers when the handle breaks and causes hot coffee to spill, a class action lawsuit claims.
Consumers and entities who purchased JM Eagle PVC pipes may have legal recourse in light of claims that the company knowingly misled the public in selling a substandard product.
It has been alleged that certain Trex decking products mold and spot at an alarming rate.