It is only half way through the year and we have already passed the record number of car recalls, breaking an industry record set back in 2004.
Car companies have had to call back 31.4 million vehicles in the U.S.
Seven major automobile industries said they would recall cars for airbags that can explode and send metal shrapnel flying during a crash. According to the air-bag makers, this has happened 6 times in the U.S.
Some of the models in line for new air bag inflators include:
- Honda: 2001-2005 Civics, 2001-2007 4-cyl. Accords, 2002-2006 CR-V, 2002-2004 Odyssey, others
- Nissan: 2001-2003 Maxima, Pathfinder, I30/I35, others
- Mazda: 2003-2007 Mazda 6, 2004-2008 RX-8, others
- Toyota: 2003-2005 Corolla, Matrix, Sequoia, Tundra, others
- Dodge: 2006 Charger
- Ford: 2005-2007 Mustang, 2005-2006 GT, 2004 Ranger
- BMW: certain 3 Series
Unfortunately, recalls are not limited to just automobiles. Estimates show that over 22,000 people are killed each year as a result of a dangerous, defective, or faulty products such as:
- Unsafe and faulty industrial equipment
- House hold appliances
- Harmful pharmaceutical drugs
- Baby/children’s products
Product liability holds manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, retailers that make dangerous, defective, or faulty products available to the public responsible for any harm that those products cause. The four categories of product liability include:
- Design Defects
- Manufacturing Defects
- Unreasonably Dangerous products
- Marketing Defects
The Product Liability Lawyers at Farris, Riley & Pitt have extensive knowledge and skill in representing victims of product liability.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a defective or faulty product, do not hesitate to contact the law offices of Farris, Riley and Pitt for a free and confidential consultation.