The truth is that most companies are very aware of the potential dangers with their products, and they do all that they can to minimize or eliminate those dangers. Companies are aware that when a dangerous product is released onto the market, and someone is injured or killed as a result, not only will the company be forced to recall the product and likely payout a settlement to the victim, the public’s perception will shift against the company. Because a defective product can be so damaging to a company, both financially and publically, they often issue recalls as soon as they are aware of potential dangers. Vertical roasters recalled – TCC Cooking Company recently recalled a line of vertical roasters after receiving more than two dozen reports of breaking or shattering. Though no injuries were reported, such breaking can easily cause lacerations or burns to consumers. The company has recalled nearly 4,000 units in an effort to prevent such injuries, offering full refunds to customers who purchased the defective product.
It is always refreshing to see a company recall a product when it is made aware of potential safety hazards before any serious injuries occur. Unfortunately, not all companies issue such recalls, and sometimes the company simply does not know about the danger until it is too late. In such cases, victims of injury by a defective product may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit in, Boston MA to be compensated for their injuries.
Like nearly every injury, if another party’s negligence is responsible, then that party will likely have to pay for medical expenses and other damages. When companies release dangerous or defective products, they can often be considered negligent in their business practices. If you have been injured by a defective product in Massachusetts, consider meeting with a product liability lawyer to help you learn more about how you can prove that a defective product caused your injury.
Source: cps.gov, “TCC Cooking Company Recalls CHEFS Vertical Roasters Due to Burn and Laceration Hazards,” Oct. 14, 2015