U.S. Product Injuries Per Year
- Nursery Equipment: 84,780
- Toys: 224,827
- Amusement Attractions: 29,568
- ATVs/Mopeds: 278,671
- Grills/Stoves: 20,677
- Beach/Picnic/Camping Gear: 20,422
- Bicycles: 515,871
- Exercise Equipment: 264,921
- Playground Equipment: 219,625
- Swimming Pools/Equipment: 155,322
Source: National Electronic Injury Surveillance System -2007 report.
Nationwide, millions of people are seriously injured or killed each year by a defective product. Serving victims in Boca Raton and beyond, product liability attorney Gregg Hollander has extensive experience in handling defective-product litigation, including dangerous children’s products. As a veteran trial attorney, he has successfully battled some of the nation’s largest manufacturers of children’s products, as well as other dangerous products that have caused the serious injury or death of consumers.
The United States government issues more defective product recalls to companies deemed to be marketing dangerous or deadly product than any country in the world except China.
In 2009, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission obtained 465 voluntary recalls of products it deemed unsafe, pulling more than 230 million units from store shelves nationwide.
Building a successful product liability case requires an extensive investigation and the legal and financial resources to tackle some of the nation’s wealthiest companies. At the Hollander Law Firm, our reputation for handling such complex cases has allowed us to forge relationships with some of the nation’s leading experts in the field and to hire the engineers and other experts critical to successfully building such complex cases.
Dangerous, deadly or defective products can be found in all industries and are the result of a variety of causes:
Serious injury or death from a defective product can be the result of poor design and manufacturing or can be the result of after-market alterations made by distributors, retailers or current or previous owners.
Unclear instructions and the lack of prominent warning labels may leave a consumer open to injury.
Medical products are sometimes found to be defective because of inadequate research and development, or even because a company put profits before safety in either knowingly marketing a questionable product or failing to diligently investigate a product before rushing it to market. Prescription drugs with deadly side effects, faulty joint replacements and poorly designed defibrillators and pacemakers are all examples of dangerous or deadly products, which have been marketed to consumers.
The automobile industry is a notorious offender responsible for some of the largest recalls in U.S. history. In 2010, high-profile automotive recalls involving Toyota resulted in the recall of more than 8 million defective vehicles for serious safety hazards, including sticking gas pedals and faulty brakes. Not even its vehicles marketed as luxury automobiles made the grade; Consumer Reports slapped Lexus’ GX 460, part of Toyota’s flagship luxury line, with a “Don’t Buy” rating because of handling problems that could result in rollover during sharp turns. Only then did the company issue a recall.
The number of vehicles recalled in the United States has skyrocketed, from 8.4 million in 1993 to more than 16.4 million in 2009, according to the U.S. Transportation Safety Administration.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed by a dangerous or defective product, an experienced defective product liability lawyer should be consulted to determine your rights. Based in the Boca Raton area, product liability lawyer Gregg Hollander represents clients injured by defective products throughout South Florida, including Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Naples and Fort Myers.
The Hollander Law Firm handles all types of defective products and product liability claims in Florida, including:
- Defective vehicles
- Tire Failures
- Vehicle Rollover
- SUV Rollover
- Seat Belt Failures
- Airbag Defects
- Vehicle Roof Collapse
- Vehicle Fires
- Medical Devices
- Dangerous & Defective Drugs
- Household/Home Products/Appliances
If you or a family member has been harmed by a dangerous or defective product, contact The Hollander Law Firm today for a free and confidential appointment with a Boca Raton product liability attorney to discuss your rights. There are never any fees or costs associated with representing you unless we are successful in making a financial recovery on behalf of you and your family.
Each year in America, thousands of people are injured and some killed by defective products. Here is a summary list of products known to be defective, some of which have been recalled, others which have not. These recalls and notices are archived from many sources including the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the Consumer Products Safety Commission(CPSC) and the Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has jurisdiction over more than 15,000 kinds of consumer products used in and around the home, in sports, recreation and schools.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation provides recall information including vehicle and equipment campaigns from 1966 to present. The campaigns include motor vehicle products which experienced a safety-related defect or did not comply with federal motor vehicle safety standards.
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) investigates consumer complaints about recreational boats and related equipment. Review safety tips, news, recalls, defects, and laws and regulations.
Food and Drug administration (FDA) provides the latest information on all food and drugs recalls and alerts as well as food illness outbreaks.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides leadership in the nation’s environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. EPA has jurisdiction over recalls involving pesticides, fungicides, vehicle emissions testing and more.