Posts tagged "Product liability"

Why should Pennsylvanians avoid soft baby bedding?


Although most Pennsylvania parents take great care determining which baby products to use, the most seemingly innocuous products can hurt a baby and sometimes even result in death. Readers may be surprised to learn that soft bedding is one product that has caused a number of infant deaths.

Should Pennsylvania parents be concerned about toy safety?


A new toy can provide hours of fun and joy to a Pennsylvania child, making the gift of new toy seem harmless. Toy design and manufacture have evolved through the years. At times commercial success takes a backseat to structural integrity of a toy, making toys a potential source of danger rather than enjoyment for a child. For this reason, it is important for all parents, including Pennsylvania parents, to be more discerning of the toys they give their children.

Why should Pennsylvanians be careful when buying nursery items?


Parents, as well as relatives and friends, often get excited when there is a baby around. The little bundle of joy is often showered with gifts, particularly nursery items. However, parents, including those in Pennsylvania, should be cautious when buying nursery products for small children.

Looking out for product liability victims this holiday season


With Christmas fast approaching, many Pennsylvanians will trudge to the nearest shopping mall to get some early holiday shopping done. The expected influx of customers also means that manufacturers, as well as retailers, will be handing out discounted items and even introduce new products to make sure their cash registers keep ringing throughout the holidays. However, as Pennsylvanians go about their shopping, they need to be careful because they may get more than they bargained for.

What can Pennsylvanians do when they buy a defective product?


Every day, millions of products ranging from food to clothes to toys to appliances are manufactured and sent out to consumers in Pennsylvania and across the United States to use. However, many products may have defects that can cause injuries and even fatalities. Although most of those products are safe to use, there are some that can be hazardous to consumers. It is in the best interests of Pennsylvanians to know if they have a viable product in their hands or a product liability case waiting to happen.

Defective airbags may lead to product liability cases


There is no doubt that Pennsylvanians know how essential airbags are. Airbags were designed to protect drivers and passengers in case of a crash. This safety feature has saved countless lives and prevented serious injuries. However, that may not be the case for certain airbags manufactured by one corporation. Instead of being safe, the airbags can cause drivers and passengers to sustain serious injuries and can even cost them their lives.

Product liability basics for Pennsylvania consumers


Pennsylvanians buy and use hundreds, perhaps thousands, of products in their lifetime. These products can range from food to household implements and items for babies and children. While most products serve their intended purpose as expected, there are others that cause injuries and even deaths due to defects. In these situations, Pennsylvanians may be able to file a product liability lawsuit to hold the responsible party liable.

Product liability expected in recall of 2.2 million bean bags?


Once known as the furniture of choice in college dorms and apartments, bean bag chairs have made their way into a lot of homes, including here in Pennsylvania. Many homes in Pennsylvania have one or more versions of the cushy and colorful pieces of furniture.

Pennsylvanians should steer clear of seven deadly products

The Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls hundreds of defective products annually. These products have either caused injuries or deaths, or have the potential to do so, because of particular design flaws. However, as extensive as the recalls are, some dangerous products still manage to fall through the cracks and into the unsuspecting hands of Pennsylvania consumers. If Pennsylvania residents still have the following products in their homes, it is probably wise to throw them away or contact the manufacturer for possible instructions on how to get rid of the products.

Pennsylvania lawsuit claims medication led to baby's death

One of the more difficult situations Pennsylvania parents can experience is when their young children get sick. Children, being young and sensitive, can be hard to medicate. For this reason, medicine specifically designed for children is used. However, like all medicines, there may be side effects that can be detrimental to the children's health, and in a worst case scenario, can even lead to their deaths. A lawsuit claiming that a child lost his life because of taking a particular drug could highlight the need to investigate such medicines.

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