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Maker of pacifier clip may have to face products liability claim.

Although the Consumer Product Safety Commission strives to protect consumers in Pennsylvania and other states from harm caused by defective merchandise, not all dangerous products are identified before they are introduced to the market. It is not uncommon for recall action to be taken only after consumer injuries have been reported. Many of these incidents lead to products liability lawsuits.

Products liability claims may follow recalled fitness gear

It is the responsibility of all manufacturers to ensure that the products they manufacture and sell are safe. They must identify potential safety concerns before introducing products to the market. Disregarded or overlooked defects can put consumers at risk of injury and may expose the company to products liability action. Dick's Sporting Goods, a company with several stores in Pennsylvania, recently announced the recall of one of its products that have caused injuries to consumers.

Products liability: Driver claims iPhones cause car accidents

Pennsylvania residents may be aware that on August 17, a judge dismissed a lawsuit against Apple that alleged the mobile phone producer was responsible for an accident caused by a distracted driver. Now, another products liability lawsuit has been filed in another state as a class action case against the maker of the iPhone. The defendant argues that the cosmetics manufacturer is not held responsible when a driver causes a rear-end crash because she was applying makeup while driving, and this is the same scenario.

Products liability -- Range of dietary supplements recalled

Medical conditions can be cured, and lives can be saved by prescription drugs. As thousands of products liability lawsuits prove -- nationwide and in Pennsylvania -- prescription and over-the-counter drugs can also cause harm through severe adverse effects and even death. Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has strict guidelines, policies and standards to ensure consumer safety through regulation of drugs, it could take a considerable time before dangerous drugs are removed from the market.

Vehicles cause many road construction workers' accidents

Paving, repairing and maintaining the roads of Pennsylvania puts those who work in the industry at great risk. They face hazards from the elements, the equipment and materials used and the vehicles that many of them are around as pedestrians while they work. Even when safety precautions are taken, this makes vehicles a significant cause of road construction workers' accidents here in the state and across the country.

Another food company faces potential products liability claims

In the 21st century, instances of food contamination should be rare. Sadly, it appears as though the media here in Pennsylvania and across the country relays news of food recalls due to some sort of contamination more often than seems reasonable. In fact, yet another food company could face products liability claims in the wake of a recall of its products.

Facing a product liability-workers' comp crossroad

Workers' compensation is supposed to be straightforward. If a Pittsburgh-area worker gets injured on the job, workers' compensation insurance covers the cost of immediate medical treatment, physical or occupational therapy that might be needed, and wage losses. The objective is to ensure a smooth delivery of help and service by removing the threat of legal action over who might be to blame.

Contracting listeria could lead to a products liability claim

Do Pennsylvania residents know what Listeria monocytogenes is? Many people may see the words attached to numerous food recalls, but may not really understand what it is and what harm it could cause. To put it simply, Listeria could become a serious enough health issue that an individual harmed by it could seek financial restitution through the filing of a products liability claim.

Pennsylvania products liability: When manufacturers let you down

When you buy something, you expect it to work as intended and not cause you harm. Sadly, not all manufacturers meet the quality standards set for them under Pennsylvania and federal laws. You or someone you love could end up seriously injured because of using a product that is somehow defective. If so, you might file a products liability claim seeking restitution for your losses.

Consumer complaints could lead to products liability claims

Many companies initiate food recalls either of their own accord or after an inspection by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Sometimes, however, consumers here in Pennsylvania and elsewhere in the country make complaints that end up initiating recalls and perhaps even products liability claims. OK Food, Inc. recently issued one such recall.

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