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When is a Manufacturer Liable for Injury caused by a Defective Product?

All manufacturers are responsible for ensuring any product they distribute to the marketplace is safe and free from unsuspected hazards of use. All products will have a statement of intended use and particular practices to avoid when using the product. Many times the reason for disclaimers actually stems from someone trying to use the product…

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California reconsiders safety of wastewater crop irrigation

California authorities are gearing up to scrutinize the effects of long-term use of petroleum operations wastewater in the irrigation of the state’s produce crops. This contentious issue has supporters and detractors on both sides, as the issues of water safety and water scarcity have come front and center for many communities nationwide. As it stands,…

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Samsung’s exploding phones could lead to product liability claims

Samsung claims that its exploding phones have not actually caused any injuries, but it is not entirely clear if that claim is accurate. Reports of exploding Galaxy Note 7 smartphones have rolled in from California and elsewhere in America, some of which include extensive property damage. One man claims that his vehicle was set ablaze…

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Product liability suits might be in McDonald’s future

Pedometers, fitness watches and other wearable forms of health trackers all seem to be more popular than ever for California residents who are focused on their health. In an apparent effort to include children in this growing fitness trend, McDonald’s recently included activity trackers to their Happy Meals. Happy Meals are targeted at children, which…

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Honeywell may soon face product liability claims over eyewash

The safety and efficacy of any product on the market is important under any circumstances, but this is especially true when the product is used internally or in consumers’ eyes. Because of this, California consumers might want to check their medicine cabinets for an eyewash solution that was recently recalled. Honeywell, the manufacturer of the…

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Compounding pharmacies could be responsible for product liability

Compounding pharmacies provide customized prescription medications for patients who are unable to take conventional versions that are produced on large scales. It is understandable that California patients might be under the impression that these compounding pharmacies are as closely monitored as other manufacturers, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not require these pharmacies…

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Takata expands air bag recall, product liability suits likely

Revolutionary technology has helped create the safest motor vehicles ever manufactured. From the introduction of seat belts to side air bags, most people in California have a fairly good chance of surviving car accidents. However, defective or flawed features greatly reduce the chance of survival, making safety and quality checks a necessary aspect of the…

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Injured California consumers may file product liability claims

California consumers have the reasonable right to expect that the products they purchase and use will operate or perform safely and accurately. Product users often refer to package labels to obtain important information or needed instructions before using their wares. Grounds for a product liability claim may exist when a person is injured or made…

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