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Defective Products Archives

Being compensated for an unreasonably dangerous product

There's a large amount of trust placed in manufacturers and sellers that the products they provide will be safe for people in Hennepin. However, because the product is available on the market doesn't automatically mean that testing has been done to ensure that it is safe and won't cause consumer injury. It's important for consumers to understand that there might be an issue with any number of products that makes them dangerous.

Reporting a defective product and claiming product liability

When a new or old product no longer works, residents in Minnesota often consider whether they have recourses to deal with the broken or defective product. While dealing with a product that does not work properly or is broken could be frustrating because the product is necessary and could be costly, a defective product could also lead to consumer injury. When a product is improperly made, this could make it a dangerous product affecting numerous consumers.

What are the basic types of product defects?

When pursuing a product liability lawsuit in Minnesota and nationwide, one of the primary questions that must be answered is what type of defect did the product possess. There are three basic types of product defects.

Computer power cords cause fires and burns

Some consumer products can be dangerous. However, most Minnesota residents know to be careful when using these types of products -- including power tools, knifes, ladders and other products that carry inherent risks even when used correctly. However, other products don't carry these types of risk and people do not expect to get hurt while using them. Therefore, when injuries occur with these seemingly benign objects people can be thrown way off guard and not know how to react.

FDA claims that acne products have inadequate safety warnings

Many Minnesota residents want to improve their appearance and they will go to great lengths to do so. Many companies have capitalized on this desire and have created beauty products that promise to make people feel and look better. These products are generally applied directly to a person's body or are consumed. Therefore, if these products are not properly designed or manufactured, there is a risk of injuries to the people using the products.

Kraft Foods recalls 260 cases of Velveeta due to defect

Whether it is an essential everyday product or an item used occasionally, when a product is not properly made, a consumer could be greatly affected. A defective product could be the cause of consumer injury, leading to serious injuries or even death. When a company is aware of these defects or potential dangers, a product recall is issued. Despite this action, some consumers could still be harmed by these defects no matter how minimal or trivial they might appear.

Defective pool light causes death of seven-year-old boy

Whether it is for necessity or for enjoyment, the list of items consumers purchase is endless. No matter the product, the consumer presumes that the item was properly made and will adequately work. In some cases, a defective product gets in the hands of an unsuspecting consumer. Whether it is a defect part or a manufacturing defect or error, this could result in a consumer death.

GM recalls 105,688 vehicles in latest round of product recalls

Minnesotans rely on a variety of products almost every single day of their lives. From couches, to phones, to food and baby products, people may not even think about all the work that goes into designing and manufacturing the products that they use so frequently. In each case, people just trust that their products are going to work the way they are supposed to and make their lives easier.

Hummus and dips recalled from Minnesota stores

In today's society, many Minnesota residents are very conscious about the types of food they are eating. People read labels, eat organically, avoid certain chemicals and stick to special diets. All in all, people want what is best for them and for their families.

Minnesota company settles suits over defective product

Recently, this blog warned readers about a new report from the FDA that suggested that a Minnesota company's urological devices were defective and could cause damage to consumers. Now, new reports have surfaced that the same company -- Endo International -- has settled various lawsuits over another defective product. Endo International is the parent company to Minnetonka, Minnesota based American Medical Systems Inc.