Texas consumers enjoy a variety of protections when harmed by a consumer product. Various models of manufacturer Graco's car safety seats for children were recently recalled. According to the recall, the car seats impacted by the recall present a danger to children because of a defective belt buckle that may cause it to be difficult to remove children from the restraint. The difficulty may lead to an increased risk of harm or injury in circumstances that require the prompt removal of the child from the vehicle.
Consumer products that cause injury or other harm to consumers may face liability to an affected consumer injured or harmed by the product. Products liability law protects consumers that are injured or harmed by dangerous or defective consumer products. Defective product claims following a product injury may help compensate victims for damages suffered. Depending on the nature of the harm, victims may be able to bring a wrongful death or personal injury consumer product claim.
When a consumer has suffered injury as a result of a dangerous or defective product, there may be a variety of parties liable for the harm the victim has suffered. Potentially liable parties can include various parties. These parties include the product manufacturer, component parts manufacturer, the wholesaler, and the retail store.
There may be different ways to approach a consumer product injury, which is why it is important to understand the ways in which consumers are protected. Knowledge of the protections available may help victims receive damages so that they can better focus on as complete a recovery as possible when harm has occurred.