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When you start your day, you probably use many of the same products that people across the country use: your coffee maker, a frying pan, microwave, your vehicle, etc.

But do you know that each of those products is safe?

Actually, how many products do you use in a day?

The answer to that is usually thousands when you take into consideration all of the individual parts that make up some of the items we use. If something goes wrong and we get hurt, you need to know where to turn. If you need a Renton product liability attorney, you can count on Russell & Hill, PLLC to be by your side.

Recall? Maybe

Turn on the nightly news and chances are you will hear about some kind of recall going on. These recalls are made when a product has been found to possibly cause harm to consumers. This can involve hard goods, foods, cosmetics, medications, and more.

There are three basic auspices in which all faulty products fall under:

  1. Poorly Designed – if a product has a poor design to begin with and is mass manufactured, the entire line could end up causing harm to consumers.
  2. Manufacturing Problem – when a product experiences a manufacturing defect, it is altered from its original design. Often, the manufacturing company is not the company that designed the product.
  3. Improper Labeling – this includes not warning consumers of all hazards associated with a product (choking hazards, burn hazards, medication side effects, allergens present). This can become especially dangerous when it comes to dosages on medications.

If we go to the website that tracks recalls in the US, we can see some scary examples of what is currently on the market that can cause harm:

  • Greek yogurt that may contain peanuts that were not labeled, potentially harming those with allergies.
  • Infant medication that contains high, possibly toxic, levels of ibuprofen.
  • A dresser that can easily top over
  • Fish products that potentially have Salmonella contamination.

Medical Emergencies

Faulty products can cause major injuries and illnesses. Traumatic injuries can occur when it comes to vehicles, tools, and appliances that are faulty. Internal illnesses can happen if a person is exposed to bacteria or if they ingest something they are allergic to.

Products sold in the US have strict inspection requirements, but occasionally these faulty products make it to the market and into our homes.

When This Happens

If you or a loved one have been harmed or become ill due to a product used or consumed, you need to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. There are hundreds of current product recalls going on in the US, but those are just the problems that we know about. There are likely many more.

At Russell & Hill, PLLC, we want to make sure you get the compensation you deserve. If you need a Renton product liability attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 800-529-0842. We will get to work today.

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