Problems with product design, defective material & workmanship, and contamination have caused problems with many different kinds of consumer goods over the years. Sometimes these bad products have caused serious injury and even resulted in death to consumers. After such incidents are reported, manufacturers and distributors along with the appropriate government agency usually issues a warning and puts out a product recall.
For example the U.S. Department of Agriculture issues recalls on meat, poultry and egg products. The Food & Drug Administration issues recalls on other food products as well as pet food and animal feed. The National Highway Traffic & Safety Administration is responsible for the safety of vehicles and associated products that travel our nation's roadways.
17.8 Million vehicles, Child Seats and Other Auto Equipment Recalled in 2012 By the NHTSA
A recently released report by the Consumerist.com on January 17, 2013 discussed the large number of recalls in the auto industry in 2012. According to the story the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic & Safety Administration reported that automakers issued 650 recalls that affected more than 17.8 million vehicles, child seats and other automobile equipment because of safety issues.
The NHTSA is able to work along with manufacturers for unsafe auto product recalls, in part due to the help of the public which reports consumer complaints, in helping identify unsafe vehicles and other vehicle-related products and equipment. Over 41,912 consumer complaints were received by NHTSA in 2012. The NHTSA administrator, David Strickland, noted that consumer complaints were the main driver in altering the government agency of product safety issues and in initiating government investigations and recalls.
Negligence, Inadequate Testing, Human Error and Defective Materials Causes of Bad Products
Every year many people receive serious injuries and sometimes die because of a bad product that has come into the marketplace. While the manufacturing industry works hard to make sure that the consumer products we use every day are safe we need to remember humans can make mistakes and sometimes become careless or negligent. Testing of a product may have been inadequate in checking it for safety or the material used in the manufacture of a product may not have been appropriate for how it would be used. Any one or a combination of these things can result in an unsafe consumer product or unsafe childrens product like an unsafe child's car seat entering the market.
When a product fails to meet safety standards, for whatever reason, and it causes a serious injury or death, the manufacturer and sometimes even the retailer may bear some responsibility for compensating injury victims of the defective product. In Georgia Atlanta personal injury attorneys can help victims recover compensation for accident injury as well as wrongful death.
Medical bills can be staggering in many cases of serious injury and become a burden the injured individual and their family may not be able to bear. Sometimes injuries result in loss of income and months of therapy and rehabilitation. When an Atlanta car accident attorney works with injury victims they take into account the related costs both present and future that will be needed to help cover medical costs and more including compensation for pain & suffering.
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