Over the past few years, a once beloved product for families with babies has been ruled a hazard by juries, and victims have been awarded compensation in the millions of dollars. The makers of the product have denied that their iconic brand is a dangerous product and have stated their intentions of appealing the most recent jury verdict. However, Ohio families may benefit from learning more about the item at the center of the recent lawsuit.
After discovering that its coffee had a hidden ingredient, one company has decided to take its product off the shelves. A product recall has been issued for the coffee, which is said to give those who drink it a boost that is similar to that of the drug known as Viagra. This product is sold online and is thus available to consumers in every state, including Ohio.
Wednesday, July 26, marked the start of the Ohio State Fair where, each year, hundreds of thousands of people gather to celebrate, eat, visit exhibits and go on rides. Sadly, this year's opening day was the scene of a tragic accident that claimed the life of one individual and resulted in the serious injuries of several others.
A popular clothing store that caters to tweens and young girls has stopped the sale of one of its makeup products and launched an internal investigation. The company known as Justice made the decision after deadly ingredients were reported by a television station that labeled the makeup as a dangerous product. Justice is based in New Albany, Ohio.
When people purchase TNT Red, White, and Blue Smoke fireworks, they expect the product to emit patriotic smoke, just as the name suggests. They do not expect the product to explode when lit. Unfortunately, that is just what happened over the July 4th holiday weekend to several people in several states. Those in Ohio who have any of these fireworks will want to carefully follow the product recall instructions.
A settlement agreement has been reached to reimburse customers $553 million in order to facilitate recalls of the infamous Takata Corp. airbags. Takata has been a focal point of the largest safety recall in the history of the auto industry. The product recall settlement could affect customers in many states, including Ohio.
Products liability is a relatively new area of law and cause of action (a cause of action is a valid legal reason to hold someone accountable for some action or inaction). Products liability was created as a result of the mass production and sale of items. People were injured spread across the country. Unfortunately, because there are so many steps from raw material to finished product and eventually sold on a shelf, that there is no way the victim can ascertain which party is ultimately responsible. The result was that the various defendants would play a shell game, confounding victims and frustrating the administration of justice.
Millions of dehumidifiers are being recalled after they were found to be responsible for more than 450 fires. The company is also being accused of "misrepresenting" the problem to the Consumer Product Safety Commission; they said the dehumidifiers had caused $4.5 million in property damage. The real figure is closer to $20 million.
One of the scariest thoughts of many Americans is that of suffering through the aftermath of a medical mistake. In Ohio and other states, such mistakes are often made by doctors during surgery or pharmacists when packaging medications. One rarely thinks of a detrimental medical mistake being made by an orthopedics company. When a customer is implanted with a dangerous product, however, or has a defective product placed in them during surgery, that's exactly where the blame often falls.
The law that protects consumers from the consumption of unsafe or hazardous products is called the product liability law, which gives consumers the power to take legal actions against manufacturers. All products are required to meet consumer expectations and the consumer has the right to sue the company if the product leads to any kind of physical injury or inability to meet basic expectations.