How to Better Protect Yourself From Defective Products

Corporations have a responsibility to ensure the products we use are safe, and their failure to do so can cause serious harm.

One of the most common types of defective products on the market today is food contaminated with toxins, such as bacteria or mold. Forbes magazine reports as many as four people have died and dozens of others have been sickened in at least 10 states by caramel apples tainted with listeria, a bacterium.

In addition, a Texas company recently recalled 38,400-pounds of beef and pork products due to contamination. The products were found to be misbranded, as they contained trace amounts of peanuts and other allergens that could cause consumers serious harm.

These incidents leave many wondering what they can do to protect themselves and their families from defective products. The Little Rock personal injury attorneys with Rainwater, Holt & Sexton suggest:

  • Reporting the Problem– You should contact the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or the Consumer Product Safety Commission if an item ever causes you harm as the result of a malfunction or design flaw.
  • Hiring an Attorney– While most customers’ issues can be resolved through the recall process, some cases are more complicated. If you’ve been seriously harmed by a defective product, you may want to speak to a lawyer about your potential legal rights to compensation.

We are available to help if a defective product has injured you or a loved one. Call (800) 767-4815 anytime for a free case consultation.

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