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Recent defective product recall includes smoke detectors

Consumers in Washington, D.C., trust that the products they use in their homes are safe and effective for their intended purposes. However, sometimes, products make their way into consumers' hands that contain defects or do not work as intended. A recent defective product recall by the Consumer Product Safety Commission includes a popular brand of smoke detectors.

Parents say dangerous product caused child's death, sue

People naturally assume the products they and their children use are safe. However, defective products can still reach the hands of consumers in Washington, D.C., or anywhere else, and sometimes, these products cause serious injury or death to those who use them. A family in another state recently experienced a great tragedy when their daughter was killed as the result of what the parents deem a dangerous product. They have filed suit against several defendants responsible for the design, manufacture and marketing of the product.

Toxic American Airlines uniform a defective product?

Difficult as it may be to imagine, toxic exposure to hazardous chemicals still happens. Much of the exposure to these dangerous substances may occur in the workplace, but most responsible Washington, D.C. employers also follow the regulations set forth to ensure the safety of their workers by instructing them on the safe handling of such materials. Sometimes, though, the issue arises in an unexpected and alarming scenario, like a recent case involving allegations against American Airlines, claiming that the company worker's required uniforms are not merely a defective product but are potentially life-threatening.

Defective children's product accused of horribly injuring toddler

Products available for purchase by members of the Washington, D.C., public are expected to be safe for general use, or at least come with adequate instruction and warnings in cases where improper handling could result in injury. Such dangerous products, of course, should never be made available to children. In another state, though, a product liability lawsuit has been filed in regards to just such a defective children's product.

Manufacturer accused in product liability suit after amputation

Companies have a legal responsibility to ensure that all products they create and sell are safe for use by Washington, D.C. consumers. Any potential dangers should be listed on the packaging so that consumers can take necessary precautions before deciding whether and how to use such products. In another state, a man has filed a product liability complaint alleging that a manufacturing company failed to provide such a warning, with dire consequences to his health.

Product liability suit alleges defective lock let in attacker

It would be safe to assume that most residents of Washington, D.C., make a point of keeping their doors and windows locked, and many even go so far as to install home security systems. It's a matter of safety. How terrifying to imagine, then, buying a lock specifically to keep your home safe only for that lock to fail in its one intended use. This scenario is exactly what a product liability lawsuit in another state is alleging.

Product liability suit alleges toxic materials in school lunch

For many residents of Washington, D.C., it sounds like a nightmare: Sending a child to school only to get a call later from the hospital that he or she has been poisoned. In another state though, a product liability suit has been filed after just such a scenario allegedly occurred. A middle school student apparently suffered serious injuries after ingesting a cleaning solution contained in the school lunch she was served.

Severe burns beg question: E-cig battery a defective product?

Most Washington, D.C., consumers are likely at least familiar with e-cigarettes and, in fact, may be vapers themselves. Many individuals across the nation are switching from traditional tobacco products to e-cig devices in the hopes that they are a safer alternative. Unfortunately, at least for one man, this allegedly defective product was anything but safe.

Is hair dye a dangerous product?

It's safe to assume that, when consumers in Washington, D.C. make beauty and hygiene-related purchases, they're thinking about how the product might make them look or feel. One thing many are likely not thinking about, though, is whether the hair treatment they're buying is a dangerous product. Unfortunately, one recent study suggests that some of these products might contribute to the development of cancer among users.

Cook Medical faces product liability suit for Celect IVC Filter

Washington, D.C., residents have the right to expect that the household products they purchase are safe. How much worse, then, when the dangerous or defective product in question is a medical device supposed to help prevent harm? In another state, a man has recently filed a product liability case alleging just that after he was injured following the surgical implantation of a Celect® Retrievable Inferior Vena Cava Filter.

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