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How do product recalls happen?

When a consumer buys a product, he or she expects that product to be safe to use or consume. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, which may warrant a product recall. There is a process that is followed in order for a product to be recalled, although motor vehicle recalls are handled differently from other products.

Examples of dangerous children's products

Trying to keep your children safe can feel like a never-ending job as a parent, and one thing you should know is that many consumer products could pose potential dangers. Being aware of these risks can help you to avoid injuries that could linger for the rest of a child's life. Some dangerous products aimed at kids include:

Product liability cases don't have to relate to physical injury

When you think of product liability cases, do you typically assume that they involve dangerous products which have caused physical injury to those who used them? While this is true in many cases--such as a defective automobile that caused an accident or did not protect a person properly during a crash--it's very important to note that not all liability cases lead to physical injury. Cases can also be started after property damage or economic loss.

The moral dilemma of driverless cars

There are many people who believe that driverless cars will be the end-all for traffic accidents, which claim almost 300,000 lives in the U.S. each decade. While the idea of no longer having to sit in traffic jams is appealing, there is one thing that is not: the moral dilemma that must be answered in the programming for the driverless car.

Multiple carmakers have been accused of systematic fraud

The car industry has been changing in recent years, and not just because of the shift to alternative fuel and hybrid vehicles. Multiple cases of systematic fraud have also played a role in exposing issues with the industry; forcing changes to be made.

Products don't have to break for liability lawsuits

When thinking of product liability lawsuits, people in Ontario often assume that the product has to break or malfunction in some way. For instance, if an airbag fails to go off during an accident, meaning the person in the crash is more heavily injured than they should have been, it sets up the grounds for the lawsuit. While this is true, it's important to note that the products don't always have to fail or break for a lawsuit to take place.

Can I sue if my car has a defective airbag?

Most people are aware of the recent international controversy surrounding the safety of vehicle airbags. Generally, concern has risen that some vehicle airbags can explode with such force that they could potentially expel metal fragments and harm vehicle occupants. Defective airbags manufactured by the Japanese company Takata have been linked to at least six deaths worldwide.

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