There is an expectation in the part of most consumers that the products they purchase will not inflict any harm upon them when they use it as intended. Despite this expectation, defective products are regularly sold to those residing throughout the country, including in Los Angeles, California. These defective items cover a wide variety of product types from food, to automobiles as well as items used regularly in households.
Every year, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announces hundreds of recalls concerning thousands of defective products here in the U.S. However, despite these efforts and the 24-hour news cycle that has now become the norm thanks to the Internet and social media, a large number of these defective -- and frequently very dangerous -- products can still be found in homes.
There are certain parts of our automobiles that we just assume are failsafe given the vital role they play. For instance, we assume that our seat belts will always remain fastened, our anti-lock brakes will always activate, and our air bags will always deploy in a safe manner.
Last month, the acting chair of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that the agency would be launching a new program specifically designed to protect seniors from dangerous and otherwise defective products.
Now that the weather conditions are finally improving in most of the country after a long and especially harsh winter, people will once again be free to resume their favorite outdoor activities.
The company behind a new line of digital health monitoring devices could be facing litigation after a score of complaints from customers who developed rashes and blisters after wearing them. The Fitbit Force is an electronic bracelet embedded with software that captures data about the wearer and can be synced with a computer for tracking purposes.
Back in February, our blog discussed how millions of parents across the nation were understandably perplexed following the announcement by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that the children's product manufacturer Graco was voluntarily recalling 3.7 million car seats.
We rely on medical professionals to provide us with the best possible care in order to ensure that we live long and healthy lives. We also rely on medical device manufacturers to build products that are both safe and reliable in order to ensure the exact same result.
One of the most common defects among children's toys is that they pose a choking hazard. As parents know, young children can put foreign objects in their mouths in the blink of an eye, and toy manufacturers and retailers are legally obliged to follow regulations meant to prevent dangerous toys from getting into the hands of children.