Several agencies concerned with the health and well-being of consumers recently celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act. The law provides improved safeguards to prevent consumers from being harmed by a potentially defective product. It has also led to improved safety standards for children's toys and household products that previously posed a threat to families here in Texas and throughout the country.
It is really discouraging to pay good money for a product and it not work as intended. It is even worse if the defective product is medically necessary in order to maintain a productive and healthy lifestyle. A Texas man has filed a lawsuit for a defective product he says did not do the job for which it was manufactured.
It is the responsibility of manufacturers to produce products that are safe and reliable. When a customer buys and uses a defective product, the result can be bodily injury or damage to the surrounding area. A Texas woman and her husband have reached a settlement for financial compensation in a lawsuit they brought against the company after using a defective product.
On Monday, Aug. 21, a full solar eclipse will be visible across much of the country. Even those who will not be able to see the full eclipse are gearing up to watch an event that has not occurred here in the United States for decades. Part of that preparation involves purchasing special glasses that allow observers here in Texas and across the country to view the eclipse. Unfortunately, Amazon is recalling several of these special glasses because they could be a potentially dangerous product.
Many Texas consumers have had experiences where they purchase products only to later discover that they don't work properly. This can result in accident, injury or illness when a defective product becomes hazardous to its user. A recent online column addressed the issue of product liability, namely whether chemically treated wood can sometimes be defective.
Many Texas residents who struggle with depression take antidepressant medications. Of course, prescription medication can be quite expensive. Sometimes, a patient is able to use a generic form of a particular drug to keep costs down. That is what one man did in another state, although his situation resulted in tragedy and a product liability lawsuit.
Consumers purchase things every day of the year in Texas and throughout the nation. Some people try their very best to give their hard-earned dollars to local establishments and business owners, so shopping becomes a means for boosting their own communities' economies. Others think and act on a more global scale, doing most of their buying and selling online. Either way, those who use items manufactured and made available to the purchasing public have a right to expect that no one within the manufacturing, sales or distribution chain will knowingly place a dangerous product into their hands.
Many consumers in Texas use Johnson & Johnson products. Their talc-based items are very popular feminine hygiene products. One such product became the central focal point of a product liability lawsuit, however, which didn't end so well in court for the manufacturing mogul.
Not long ago, a man who lives in a state outside Texas moved back into his home after a fire had ruined it. Upon his return, he was able to install a new floor. Six months later, he claimed Lumber Liquidators had sold him a defective product. He also learned that others have made similar allegations in a class action lawsuit against the same company.
Many Texas parents understand how sad it can be to witness their infants suffer teething pain. Babies who are teething are often cranky and inconsolable. Parents are often relieved and excited when they find appropriate, safe teething toys on the market to help ease their children's discomfort and promote healthy tooth growth. However, if a dangerous product gets into the hands of a child, results can be disastrous.