Defective Products | Scott Goodwin Law

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McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, has pleaded guilty to federal charges that they knowingly sold medicine that was contaminated with metal particles. The impacted medicine included over-the-counter liquid Tylenol and Motrin for children and infants. Fortunately, nobody was injured by the tainted medicine. The company will have to pay $25 million

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Fiat Chrysler has just announced a recall of 26,000 cars in North America due to a transmission problem that can prevent a car from being able to shift into park. The recall covers 2015 Chrysler 200s with a V-6 engine. No deaths or injuries have been reported yet, but the manufacturer has received five complaints

Aftermath of airbags deployed in car

On January 31, 2015, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced a recall for 2.1 million cars due to defective electronic control units in airbags, which could cause airbags to deploy unintentionally. The recall includes the following models of vehicles: 2002-2003 Jeep Liberty, 2002-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2003-2004 Honda Odyssey, 2003 Acura MDX, 2003-2004 Pontiac

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In defective product injury cases, strict liability is a rule that says the manufacturer, distributor, or seller of a product can be held liable for injuries caused by a defective product, even if they weren’t behaving negligently. The strict liability rule was introduced as a way to make it easier for injured parties to win

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Have you ever bought something, thinking it would be a wonderful product, only to have it not work out quite as well as you expected it to? This happens to everyone at some point, and in most cases, the defective product doesn’t cause any major problems; at most, you’ll be mildly inconvenienced by having to

Mechanic working under the hood of a car

If you’ve been following the news lately, you’ve probably heard a lot about car recalls and defective car parts. In 2014 alone, General Motors has recalled over 29 million vehicles worldwide for a multitude of issues, the most publicized one being a faulty ignition switch that has been linked to 30 deaths. Recently, Takata has

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Victims’ compensation specialist Kenneth Feinberg has announced that General Motors will pay compensation to the families of 19 people who were killed as a result of defective ignition switches. The number of deaths tied to the defective ignition switch is expected to rise; Feinberg has received a total of 125 death claims so far, most

Shattered piggy bank

Detroit’s own General Motors recalled over 7 million cars this year domestically. It’s no longer just ignition switches causing the problems, check out these other recalls: 2,440,524 car for defective tail-lamp malfunctions 111,889 previous generation Chevrolet Corvettes for loss of low-beam head lamps 140,067 Chevrolet Malibus from the 2014 because of their hydraulic brake booster malfunctions

General Motors installed defective ignition switches in over 2.6 million of its cars. Wondering how much an ignition switch even costs? Just more than half of a dollar: 57 cents. Don’t let the small price of the problem fool you, this is a serious recall; there have already been 13 deaths on account of the

Defective Products in Michigan

Tuesday, 01 April 2014 by

First, let’s ask, what is a defective product? A defective product is a product that does not function according to its intended purpose because of a design or manufacturing flaw. A defective product can also be caused by a manufacturer’s failure to adequately label the product. A manufacturing flaw occurs when, for example, a bad