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Product liability for automobiles

Vehicles must always be safe to prevent any unfortunate incidents. Car manufacturers try to make sure that the vehicles they produce are free of all internal faults. But in some cases, it is impossible to know about certain flaws in the vehicle before it is shipped to the consumer. The car manufacturer could face serious product liability lawsuits if the vehicle or one of its parts malfunctions.

Have you been hurt because of insufficient warning on a product?

Manufacturers must provide sufficient warning to consumers if there is even a slight chance of injury when a product is used. Even if there are no flaws in the product, it could be considered defective if there are no clear instructions or warnings regarding the risks. Manufacturers should not let the product reach the consumer without clear safety instructions.

Check for recalls routinely

For many people, recalls are something they may hear about only a couple of times by chance, on the news or shared on Facebook. But the defective or at-risk products people inadvertently come across may not actually be recalls that are relevant to them. However, it is good habit to make a point of checking online for recalls at least a couple of times yearly in order to ensure you have not missed anything pertinent and possibly detrimental to you or your loved ones.

Identifying product liability takes the help of a professional

Despite the fact that dangerous and defective products cause thousands of injuries each year to consumers, few individuals actually know what products liability is. Many times, identifying the negligence that prompts a products liability lawsuit is extremely difficult. Fortunately, for individuals that have been injured by defective or dangerous products, there are experienced legal professionals that can help.

Bad products can harm, good attorneys can help

Poorly designed and defective products can cause serious injuries and death. These devices and products can include any number of consumer goods, from electronics and vehicles to children's toys and clothing. Fortunately, no matter what type of product liability case you're facing, there is an experienced attorney to help.

Bread company could lose dough over improper labeling

The Ohio Department of Agriculture recently discovered an inconsistency while inspecting the Thomas Star Bakery of Ohio LLC firm. Buns Bread, made using milk and eggs, failed to mention these ingredients on the packaging. Both of these ingredients are known allergens that have the potential to cause significant health problems to those who suffer adverse reactions from their consumption. This can cause issues for quite a few people.

Healthy meal replacement proves to be anything but

It goes without saying that we expect our grocery store food items to be safe. Any known harm is of an acceptable sort, like knowing buying a tub of ice cream that you intend to eat could add a little fluff to your midsection. But healthy shakes and meals, the ones touted as being nutritious and located in the health and fitness sections of most groceries, are not the obvious junk foods but are instead the products we hide our shameful treats under. However, 2016 has witnessed a 20-state outbreak of Salmonella poisoning linked to one of these very products.

When the system fails you, we won't

You put your trust in an overall idea of consumer protection. That what is on the shelf at the stores has been tested and is safe to eat; that what retailers advertise to benefit your life has been scrutinized for efficacy and safety. You don't take chances in your car, you stay off your phone, you don't drive after drinking and you exercise defensive practices. And somehow, your faith has been dashed upon the treacherous rocks of an ugly reality.

How long do you have to file a defective product claim in Ohio?

All states, including Ohio, have what are called "statutes of limitations." These statutes place limits of time on how long individuals, or groups, in the case of class-action suits, have to file liability claims. In Ohio, a statute of limitations is in place that limits the amount of time you have to file a claim involving a defective product.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and a product recall

All Ohio residents have heard of a product being recalled at one time or another. However, most probably do not know how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration decides whether to recall a product. If you would like to learn more about how an FDA product recall works, you should continue reading.