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Defective Products/Product Recalls – Defective Product Lawyer – Ohio

Defective Product – Class Action Lawyers - Ohio Burg SimpsonContrary to popular belief, defective products and recalled products aren’t necessarily the same. A defective product, for instance, is any product that isn’t operating the way it was designed, or was poorly manufactured. In fact, defective products can be the result of a:

  • Design defect: This is a product whose original design is flawed, making it potentially dangerous during normal operation.
  • Manufacturing defect: This is a product that’s defective as a result of the manufacturing process. This type of flaw is usually limited to smaller batches of products rather than an entire product line.
  • Failure-to-warn defect: These are products that can be dangerous during normal operation, but aren’t accompanied by a proper consumer warning.

Recalled products are consumer goods that have been determined to not only be defective, but dangerously so. Recalled products are then requested by either the manufacturer or a regulator who demands the products be pulled from the market and returned. Because of how expensive product recalls can be, they’re often only employed as a last resort and typically as a way to limit a company’s liability.

So, in short, every recalled product is a defective product. But not every defective product gets recalled. If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective and dangerous product, it doesn’t matter if it’s been recalled or not. You could have grounds for a product liability lawsuit. But you have no way of knowing that if you don’t speak with an Ohio product liability lawyer. Call the Cincinnati office of Burg Simpson at 513-852-5600 or fill out our Free Case Evaluation Form as soon as possible.

Any product that ultimately lands in a consumer’s hands can be recalled if it possesses a hazard to the end user. Some of the most frequently recalled products include:

  • Motor vehicles: Cars and trucks are perhaps some of the most commonly recalled consumer products. Nearly 400 million vehicles have been recalled since 1966, according to research from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.
  • Food: More than 760 different foods were pulled from store shelves last year, a 22 percent increase over the year before. Undeclared allergens accounted for nearly half of those recalls, more than any other source.
  • Pharmaceutical: These Food and Drug Administration-initiated recalls can include both prescription and over-the-counter drugs.
  • Toys: Unlike every other category on this list, toy recalls have actually been on the decline or held steady over the last few years. Less than 30 toys were recalled this year – and none of them because of lead.

If you’ve been hurt by a product that has since been recalled, don’t wait to give us a call at 513-852-5600.

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