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The eye injury risks of laundry pods to young children

Eye injuries to young children can come about in a range of ways. This includes chemicals splashing into a child’s eye. Among the household products that contain chemicals that can be quite harmful when they get in a child’s eyes are laundry detergent pods. So, eye injuries are among the things that can result from a young child getting their hands on such a pod and the pod bursting.

Takata to pay $1 billion fine for defective airbags

In spite of the fact that a company can face large fines and be forced to pay for damages to injured customers, potentially deadly products find their way from manufacturing factories and into the hands of consumers. An apparent case in point being defective airbags produced by a company called Takata.

When toy shopping for the holidays, watch out for recalled toys

Over the next few weeks, lots of people will be doing holiday shopping. Some parents will be searching online sellers for the right toys to get as presents for their children. When deciding what toys to give their kids for the holidays, one thing it can be important for parents to keep in mind is safety.

Phone defects blamed on design errors and desire for profits

It seems consumers are constantly inundated with new devices to purchase. And each subsequent piece of gear is intended to be sleeker and more functional than previous versions of the same kind of device. And while this certainly stimulates customer interests and potentially large profits for the producers of the latest and greatest gadgets, it is possible that some products are being brought to market too quickly.

Product recalls have increased dramatically in recent years

Due to government regulations, companies are held accountable for making sure that their products are safe for use by consumers. Of course, all products should be stringently tested prior to being put on the market. Unfortunately, there are many instances when products are found to have flaws or hazards after being made available to the public. The proper response to such discoveries is for the product in question to be recalled.

Lawsuits filed claiming link between Cialis and skin cancer

Before a drug is made public, pharmaceutical companies should do everything in their power to make sure it is safe. And if any possible side effects are discovered during testing, they should be made known to all potential users. If a drug unexpectedly produces dangerous symptoms, then the company selling that drug should be held accountable.

Parents need to keep eyes open for dangerous toys

As a parent, you have likely come to recognize the importance of toys in your child's life. Toys are more than just objects of desire, they can play a very important role in your child's development. And, of course, toys are fun and they make children happy. But regardless if a toy is educational or just a diversion, it must be safe for use.

Manufacturers may be held in strict liability in defect cases

If you own a car, SUV, truck or any other kind of motor vehicle, the investment you made is for more than just transportation. You also paid for a vehicle that will help keep you safe while you are on the road. A vehicle malfunction while in motion could result in occupants suffering serious injuries.

A bad hip replacement may not be your doctor's fault

Modern medical science has made impressive strides in treating injuries or health issues that would otherwise eliminate many people's chances of leading a normal life. Imagine, for instance, that your hip gives out on you. Suddenly you are unable to do many of the things that you used to be able to do, and you may even need a wheelchair to move around. Nowadays, hip replacement surgery could help you be back on your feet in just a few short months.

A successful product liability claim

Anyone can claim that his or her injury was the result of another person's negligence in an attempt to recover compensation, but actually proving such fault is another matter entirely. If you are injured in a car accident, for example, and the driver was obeying all the rules of the road and displaying no reckless or negligent behavior, then that driver will likely not be found at fault in the accident. In the same manner, simply falling and hitting your head at someone else's house does not mean that you have a successful product liability claim on your hands.

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