Every time you go to the store, it is easy to become overwhelmed by the selection of products that line the shelves. Companies of all types and sizes are introducing new products on a daily basis and it can be challenging to know which product is best for you and your household. One thing you should not have to worry about, however, is whether a product is safe for its intended use. You should be able to purchase a product and trust that it will not cause unexpected injuries to you or your family members.
Products that Commonly Cause Injuries
Almost any product has the potential to cause injuries if it is defective. In addition, some products have inherent risks of accidents and injury. The following are some categories of products that commonly result in injuries to consumers:
Household Goods – Our homes are filled with items that provide comfort, entertainment, and modern conveniences. From electronics to furniture to appliances, we are regularly making purchases to update our homes. If these products have defects and malfunction, they can cause serious damage to your home and injury to members of your family.
Child and Baby Products – Every parent knows that raising a child can require many different types of special products. Cribs, highchairs, changing tables, strollers, car seats, toys, and more will fill your home in the first few years of your child’s life. However, all of these products can be defective and if they malfunction, your child may be seriously injured. For example, if a changing table malfunctions, your child could go crashing to the ground and hit their head. Additionally, if toys do not have the proper age recommendations or warnings, you may unknowingly purchase items that could present a choking risk, suffocation risk, or other risks of injuries.
Vehicle Parts – Cars, trucks, motorcycles, and bicycles all have many parts that can be defective. Some vehicle parts that can commonly malfunction and cause drivers to lose control and crash include brakes, axles, tires, airbags, steering systems, ignition switches, exhaust systems, among others. If a defective part causes a crash, the resulting injuries can be severe.
Pharmaceuticals and Medical Equipment – Large pharmaceutical corporations make billions of dollars by promising that their products will help treat or manage your health conditions so that you can live a better life. However, almost every pharmaceutical product on the market also comes with a long list of potential side effects. In too many situations, that list of risks is not complete and pharmaceutical companies fail to warn users of possibly life-threatening conditions that may develop from taking their drugs or using their medical products. In addition, many products are sold without adequate research regarding the long-term risks of the drugs.
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