Defective Baby Products

For parents, it is a never-ending struggle to try and keep babies safe. It can be difficult to delegate this duty to others, but sometimes we have no choice. In a perfect world, the manufacturers of products marketed for babies would ensure that the products are safely designed and manufactured. This doesn't always happen, however, and defective baby products place children at serious risk of injury. Common defective baby products include: Cribs The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) promulgates guidelinesthat manufacturers should meet in order to ensure that cribs are safe. These requirements include: Cribs should not have drop sides Crib Read more

Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos causes an estimated 255,000 deaths annually. Many of these deaths are preventable, and yet the United States has still failed to ban this dangerous substance. While asbestos is not currently mined in the United States and most companies have largely stopped using it, it is imported from other countries and is still present in homes and buildings. Read more

How a Recall Can Affect a Product Liability Claim

Product liability lawsuits arise when a dangerous or defective product injures someone. These claims are usually based on the idea that a product was designed defectively, manufactured defectively, or failed to come with adequate warnings of the risks involved in using the product. When it is discovered that a product is defective in some way and is likely to cause harm to a consumer, there may be a product recall. Read more

Defective Car Seats

New York law requires that your child is placed in a car seat or safety seat depending on their age and weight. Car seats save lives. Car seat use reduces the risk of death for young children by up to 71%.  But what happens if the car seat either fails or causes injury to your child? Car seat manufacturers have a responsibility to produce safe and effective car seats, and if they fail to do so, they may be liable in a product liability claim. Read more