Products liability is an area of law of immense importance to manufacturers, retailers and consumers, as it defines their rights and duties regarding the production, sale, and consumption of goods. The historical basis of all modern products liability law is the law of warranty, originally a contract law theory. Contracts traditionally required “privity” (a relationship between the parties). However, as our world has expanded, and manufacturing capabilities have grown, it has become clear that the manufacturer is best able to control product dangers by proper design, manufacturing, and warnings, regardless of its contract relationship or lack thereof with the user of the product.
Georgia product liability attorneys, like the team at North Atlanta Injury Law, are a crucial part of encouraging safe products. Key settlements and verdicts can — and have — improved consumer safety in Georgia and throughout the United States. Another important resource in product safety domestically is the Consumer Product Safety Commission. From the CPSC website:
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Just recently, the CPSC sued a baby furniture manufacturer following at least two suffocation deaths of infants. From Newsweek:
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has sued an infant furniture manufacturer, alleging that the company has refused to recall models of its loungers connected with at least two suffocation deaths. The agency’s investigation of the deaths, reported in December 2015 and January 2018, found that they were caused when infants left to sleep in Leachco Inc.’s Podster loungers shifted positions, resulting in airway blockage. The CPSC said it filed the suit in an attempt to force the company to send warnings of the potential hazards of allowing babies to sleep in the loungers to an estimated 180,000 consumers who bought them.
Experienced Atlanta Product Liability Law Firm
With over 30 years of combined experience, the accident and injury team at North Atlanta Injury Law focuses on assisting individuals and families catastrophically injured or killed in all types of injury incidents, including Motor Vehicle Negligence, Products Liability, Premises Liability, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect, Car Accidents, DUI Accidents, Drunk Driving Wrecks, Collisions Due to Texting-and-Driving, Hit-and-Run Accidents, Trucking Accidents, Highway Crashes, Catastrophic Injuries, Slip-and-Falls, Trip-and-Falls, Dangerous Conditions, Negligent or Inadequate Security, Defective Products, Failure to Warn, Liability Insurance Claims, Insurance Bad Faith, Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UM) Claims, and other negligence matters.
We represent personal injury and wrongful death victims and their families throughout Georgia in Acworth, Alpharetta, Atlanta, Augusta, Buford, Canton, Chamblee, Chattahoochee Hills, Clarkston, College Park, Columbus, Decatur, Doraville, Dunwoody, East Point, Fairburn, Forest Park, Franklinton, Hapeville, Johns Creek, Jonesboro, Kennesaw, Lake City, Lawrenceville, Lithonia, Lizella, Lovejoy, Mableton, Macon, Marietta, Milton, Morrow, Mountain Park, Norcross, Palmetto, Payne, Pine Lake, Powder Springs, Riverdale, Roswell, Savannah, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, Sofkee, Stone Mountain, Tucker, Union City, Walden, and Woodstock, Georgia.
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