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Green Bay dangerous products lawyersConsumers have the right to expect reasonably safe products from manufacturers. What happens when manufacturers not only fail to meet that expectation but also cause intentional harm by continuing to sell unsafe products? Learn more, including how an experienced product liability lawyer can help with your defective consumer product case.

Gross Negligence in the Manufacturing Industry

When it comes to gross negligence in the manufacturing industry, and the continued sale of defective products, one does not have to look hard for an example. Takata allegedly knew of the defective airbags and even tried to cover it up, long before any deaths from the dangerous airbags had occurred. EpiPen manufacturers had reportedly received hundreds of complaints on their faulty medical devices but failed to investigate them. Remington, the manufacturer of one of the most popular gun manufacturers in America, has received much criticism over the last several years because of an allegedly defective trigger on one of their rifles.

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Appleton product liability attorneysConsumers have the right to expect that the products they purchase are reasonably safe, and that they will be warned of any potential dangers. Unfortunately, this does not always happen. As a result, victims can be injured or wrongfully killed. A prime example is the recent case against Ikea. Three children were killed when defective furniture tipped over on them. The products never provided any warning. If you or someone you love has faced a similar situation, know and understand your rights, including your right to pursue compensation in a product liability case.

Consumers Have a Right to Expect Products Free from Defect

Before it can be placed on the market for sale or distribution, products must meet certain safety requirements. Further, manufacturers are supposed to perform quality assurance to ensure their products are safe. When they fail to do so, and a victim is injured or wrongfully killed, the company can be held liable. Victims can work to hold them accountable through a product liability lawsuit. This is where Ikea failed. Their dressers, manufactured with a defect that allowed them to tip over, left them liable.

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Appleton defective products attorneys, toy injuriesToys can do more than just provide fun and entertainment for children; they can also aid in development, growth and learning. Unfortunately, certain toys—even the most innocent looking ones—can pose a threat. Thankfully, an ounce of prevention (and sometimes a lot of supervision) can go a long way when it comes to keeping children safe from potentially dangerous toys.

Pay Attention to the Packaging

All toys should have an age recommendation on their packaging materials. Sometimes, parents consider these as a set of guidelines; however, they are actual warnings to let parents know there may be risks involved with giving the toy to a child that is younger than the minimum recommended age. Other important warnings—small parts that may pose a choking hazard, or do not expose or use near fire—are often listed on the outside of the package.

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Appleton product liability attorneys, hair product causing hair lossThere are hundreds of different types of hair products on the market, all of which work in varying degrees. However, there is one product that has recently come under fire after causing alleged baldness in more than 200 women. The company is also facing claims for allegedly blocking negative comments about their alleged dangerous products on Facebook and in online reviews.

Wen Products and Alleged Baldness

Wen products, which are supposed to replace ordinary shampoo and conditioner, are comprised of water, glycerin, cetyl alcohol, and cetearyl alcohol. These are all commonly used ingredients in hair care products. However, Wen also contains the chemical hydroxycitronella—a chemical which has been banned in the EU. It is this particular ingredient that many are attributing to the hair loss.

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Appleton car accident attorneys, smartwatches, car accidentsDistracted driving is a major cause of auto accidents in the United States and the rise of handheld mobile devices over the past decade has significantly increased the risks of accidents and injuries on the road. Specifically, texting, emailing, or other types of messaging are considered to be particularly dangerous forms of distraction because they cause all three types of distractions:

  • Visual Distraction: Taking your eyes off the road (visual distraction);
  • Manual Distraction: Taking your hands off the wheel; and
  • Cognitive Distraction: Taking your focus from the task of driving.

Despite laws in Wisconsin banning texting for all drivers and restricting any cell phone use for novice drivers, individuals continue to put their own lives and the lives of other at risk by texting.

Smartwatches Are No Safer

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