Every day we choose and purchase products, relying on federal law and industry standards to ensure that they are safe to use and that their package labeling is compliant with all health and safety warnings. Sadly, that is not always the case.
All too often, products that we use every day and depend on can harm us and cause serious injuries. When an individual suffers injury from a defective product, he may face significant medical care and financial issues. Whether health and beauty products, food and medications, clothing, toys and baby equipment, consumers expect that purchased products and services will not harm us or our family.
Product manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure that their products are safe to use when the directions are followed. An important component of this safety is clear directions as to how to use it properly and for whom it is intended.
Consumer Product Safety Resources
· Consumer Product Safety Commission. The CPSC issues periodic product recalls for merchandise ranging from water heaters to vitamin supplements, children’s clothing, thermostats, lawn mowers and convertible high chairs. You can find information about recalls at this CPSC recalls website.
· U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA provides recalls, market withdrawals and safety alerts. Some of the recalls for 2018 included salad products because of the risk of listeria contamination; pet food for inaccurate vitamin levels; food products for undeclared allergens such as eggs, milk and nuts; medications for trace amounts of impurities; various foods for risk of salmonella. You can sign up for email notices of FDA updates.
· New York Department of State – Division of Consumer Protection. This New York State resource issues product safety recalls and scam alerts on an almost daily basis.
Consumers can suffer not only monetary loss from a defective product, but also serious injuries and financial challenges. Our experienced attorneys tackle product manufacturers to get our clients the compensation they deserve.
With our help, we can help our clients get the maximum compensation possible for medical expenses, lost wages and earnings potential, as well as physical and emotional pain and suffering. Please contact us for help if you have been harmed by a defective product.
Let Us Know If You Have Been Injured by a Defective Product
If you or a family member has been harmed by a defective product, car accident, truck accident, construction accident, slip and fall or any other type of personal injury, please contact StolzenbergCortelli, LLC Attorneys at Law immediately. Please call us for a free consultation. Attorneys Howard Stolzenberg and Terrence James Cortelli, personal injury attorneys in White Plains, Nyack and New York City, will fight to secure justice for you and your family. You can reach us at 800-494-0889 or contact us via the website.