Defective products are a danger to consumers, especially when a company delays announcing a safety recall. Manufacturers have a legal obligation to test and inspect their products before they are made available to consumers. Unfortunately, many companies do not take this obligation seriously. It is estimated that thousands of innocent consumers are harmed by defective products each year, but due to the size and power of manufacturing companies, few consumers consider taking legal action.
If you were impacted by the Safety 1st Step and Go Travel System recall, you should know your rights.
Manufacturer Obligations and Requirements
Dorel Juvenile’s stroller-slash-baby carrier model number TR314 was recalled in late 2016. When a product is first designed, the manufacturer is required by law to ensure that the design is safe for consumers. It should then be subjected to numerous tests, and inspected by professionals before it is distributed to retailers. If a manufacturer fails to do these things, they can place the health and well-being of their customers in jeopardy. These are common product liability errors:
- Mislabeling products or their ingredients
- Failing to properly inspect a product before it is sold
- Failing to issue the correct instructions for use
- Failing to perform adequate tests or report the results
Companies that engage in the behaviors above should be held accountable for their actions. Defective products can be dangerous, especially when they are distributed on a large scale. And when manufacturers are not held accountable for their actions, it sends a message that they do not have to adhere to legal standards in the future.
You May Have Grounds for a Claim or Lawsuit
If you are injured by a defective product, such as the Safety 1st Step and Go Travel System, you may be wondering what steps to take next. When a defective product causes you an injury, you will need to seek professional legal help. If you do not, you will find yourself facing the company’s insurer and team of lawyers on your own.
If you believe that a defective product caused your injury, Dallas’s Birth Injury Safety is available to help you. Our Texas personal injury attorneys know how to pursue claims against large manufacturing companies. Contact us today at (214) 974-4121 for a free consultation.