Defective Products | Scott Goodwin Law

Allergy Warning written in green on burlap material

For millions of people in the United States, food allergies are a significant part of their lives. In many cases, those food allergies are severe enough to jeopardize lives. According to FARE, about 200,000 people in the United States require emergency medical care every year because of reactions caused by food allergies. For those with

Person smoking an e-cigarette

In 2017, the market for e-cigarettes in the United States alone grew 40%, becoming a $1.16 billion industry, but vaping has been met with a lot of controversy along the way. E-cigarette manufacturers have been criticized over their marketing practices, accusing them of targeting their products to teens and young adults. By September 2018, vaping

Sign saying Warning! Product Recall

For millions of people, Amazon is their one-stop shop for many of the purchases they make. Whether you’re looking for a book, clothes, toys, sporting equipment, or any number of other things, you can probably buy it from Amazon at a great price. And if doesn’t directly carry something, you may still be able

Grey and orange public electric scooters for rental

Electric scooter rentals have quickly grown in popularity recently and have become a common sight around several cities around the world, including Detroit, but they remain a rather controversial mode of transportation for several different reasons. First of all, there’s a lot of debate around the safety of electric scooters. A lot of people are

Wooden block letters spelling out Defect in red

When people buy products, they do so under the impression that they won’t be injured by using the product as directed. It’s always upsetting when a defective product ends up causing serious injury, but it’s even more frightening when those injuries happen to infants and young children. New parents often go out of their way

Product Liability written on paper with gavel

When you purchase an item, you have a right to assume it’s going to be reasonably safe to use. But in many cases, defects won’t become evident until it’s been on the market for a while and many people have already purchased and used it. When this happens, either the manufacturer or a government agency

Car keys in the ignition

General Motors has announced that the number of confirmed deaths caused by defective ignition switches in their vehicles has reached 87. The defective ignition switches were part of some very high-profile recalls starting in February 2014. By June 2014, the recalls grew to include over 29 million vehicles in North America alone, 17.1 million of

Mom buckling in child into pink carseat

Graco Children’s Products has agreed to pay a total of $10 million in fines for failing to recall car seats with defective buckles in a timely manner. $3 million of the fines will be paid to the Federal Government while and another $7 million will be due within five years unless Graco spends the same

Black motorcycle standing up

BMW has issued a recall for over 40,000 motorcycles in the U.S. and Canada. The motorcycles in question were manufactured between 2005 and 2011 and are being recalled because if the bolts that hold the rear wheel to the flange are overtightened, the flange can crack and won’t be able to hold the wheel securely

Quality Control form with a red X next to Failed

Senators Ed Markey (Massachusetts) and Richard Blumenthal (Connecticut) have introduced a new bill, called the Repairing Every Car to Avoid Lost Lives (RECALL) Act, which would require the agency in charge of registering vehicles (DMV, Secretary of State office, etc.) to send car owners notices of any open recalls on their vehicles when they send