Types of Defective Product Cases
Defective product cases in which people have been seriously injured and killed apply to industrial, medical, consumer, entertainment, and recreational products. The Houston defective product lawyers at The Ammons Law Firm LLP assist clients from coast to coast with all types of defective product litigation.
Some of the common product liability cases we handle at our firm include:
- Auto defects, including tire failures and SUV rollover susceptibility, vehicle roofs that crush on impact, vehicle design flaws leading to post-collision fires, defective seatbelts and seat backs, faulty airbags, and defects causing sudden acceleration
- Dangerous drugs and medical devices, including Paxil, Seroquel, Reglan, Levaquin, Yaz, Gadolinium, and fentanyl pain patches, as well as dangerous diet drugs and supplements
- ATV rollovers, including cases involving Yamaha Rhino models, as well as many other all-terrain vehicle (ATV) models
- Toys and other child products, including defective car seats, toys containing lead or harmful chemicals, toys that pose a risk of choking and strangulation, combustible clothing, and defective strollers, child safety seats, cribs, and bassinets
- Household and electronic products, including water heaters, space heaters, and laptop/notebook computers that pose risks of fire, explosions, or severe electrical burns, as well as electrocution
- Food for humans and pets, including the recent pet food recall and E. coli tainted vegetables, meat, and fruits
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recall tens of thousands of products each year because of defects that make them unsafe. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a product defect, contact The Ammons Law Firm LLP today for a free consultation.
Reporting an Unsafe or Defective Product
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or which can injure children. The CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products—such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals—contributed significantly to the 30% decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC’s hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC’s teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270.