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Pork products could be subject to products liability claims

Most food products on store shelves are perfectly safe for people to eat, The few that are not could cause serious harm to anyone who might unwittingly consume them. This can happen for multiple reasons, but is sometimes due to the negligence of the manufacturer who made the product. A company right here in Texas that produces pork products had to issue a recall of one of its foods after discovering that the food contained a known allergen that was not listed on the product label. If anyone consumed this product and had a severe allergic reaction, it could be grounds for a products liability civil claim.

Mushrooms with Listeria may result in products liability claims

Most foods that are sold in stores are perfectly safe to consume. Unfortunately, there are times when a product makes it to market that may make people sick. When this happens, issuing a recall on that product is the right thing to do, but it is often too late for many who may have purchased and eaten the food item. Several people across the country had to be hospitalized after coming into contact with mushrooms tainted with Listeria. Those mushrooms were sold right here in Texas and may end up part of a products liability claim.

Products liability: Over 250K Fords recalled

People understand that driving a car carries some measure of risk. What they may not expect is for that car to have some type of defect that makes it unsafe to drive. However, this happens all too often, leading to products liability claims when people get hurt.  One recent recall, issued by carmaker Ford, involves 268,000 cars across the nation, including many right here in Texas, and authorities are hoping to correct the issue before anyone is hurt.

Products liability: Is Amazon liable for defective products?

When people here in Texas buy something from what they believe is a reputable company, they trust that it is safe for them to use. Unfortunately, that isn't always the case, especially when a large corporation sells products from other sellers. In the past, it has been difficult to hold those larger companies liable for product defects. One current is challenging that idea, as a court decides whether the e-commerce giant, Amazon, can be held responsible in products liability claims for items it sells from third-party sellers.

Products liability: FDA cannot stop sales of dangerous cosmetics

Consumers in Texas and across the country can typically rely on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to protect them from contaminated and dangerous food and drug products. However, the agency's power to recall potentially harmful products does not extend to cosmetics and skincare products. These products can be tested, and consumers can be warned of dangerous products, but it is up to the manufacturers to remove them from the shelves. This does not prevent consumers from filing products liability lawsuits if they were harmed by the cosmetics they used.

Furniture company agrees to settlement over products liability

Texas parents are often appalled at the creative ways their youngsters find to get themselves into frightening predicaments. Thankfully, most children walk away with just bumps and bruises from a potentially dangerous encounter. Sadly, several families suffered the unimaginable pain of losing their young child when a piece of furniture proved to be a deadly addition to a bedroom. Recently, Ikea agreed to a settlement involving a products liability claim regarding a line of their dressers.

Potentially unsafe medications could prompt products liability

The popularity of discount count stores such as Dollar Tree and Family Dollar show there is a need for low-cost options. Unfortunately, these chains may resort to foreign suppliers in an effort to pass on cost savings. Purportedly, some of the medications these chains carry could pose a risk to the health of consumers here in Texas and elsewhere. This issue could potentially provide a basis for injured consumers to file products liability claims in order to pursue recovery of monetary damages incurred.

Could products liability extend to second-hand market items?

In today's marketplace, there are a variety of ways to purchase consumer goods. One of the most popular commerce options is the second-hand market. Texas consumers are urged to beware of these types of purchases, since many of the items up for sale may have been the subject of a products liability civil suit.

Warning from agency could lead to new products liability suits

The American Academy of Pediatrics frequently updates its recommendations for ensuring that parents always provide the most appropriate sleeping environments for their infants. For that reason, parents are cautioned to use only safe equipment when laying their children down for naps and bedtimes. Though many Texas parents were likely aware of the recent recall of inclined infant sleeping seats, a new warning was recently issued by Consumer Reports that could eventually lead to new products liability filings.

Products liability claims for customers hurt by dangerous items

Consumers who purchase goods and furniture for their homes assume that the products will safely serve the purpose for which they were intended. Unfortunately, some products fail to perform in the expected manner and could cause serious harm to consumers. Anyone in Texas who suffers injuries may have grounds to file a products liability claim.