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Can you sue a manufacturer for product defects?

Most products that consumers here in Georgia and the rest of the United States purchase are mass-produced. This may cause manufacturing defects to occur. If a product doesn't function as it should, injures you or kills someone that you love, then you may be entitled to sue the manufacturer for any damages that you've suffered.

Two dresser models recalled for stability issues

Georgia residents need to check if they own a dresser from either Ridgewood Industries, also known as Ameriwood Home, or E&E because the two companies have issued a recall. The former is recalling one million of its Belmont four-drawer dressers, which were sold between April 2013 and September 2019 at Kmart and Sears. The latter is recalling 1,800 of its Ink+Ivy Renu three-drawer dressers.

What should I know when choosing a Halloween costume?

Halloween will be here before you know it, which is why many parents in Georgia have already begun shopping for costumes. When looking for cool costumes, safety is an important concern, and there are a variety of things to consider to ensure your child remains safe and secure on the holiday. To make sure you make the right selection, Consumer Reports offers the following advice. 

Why do lithium ion batteries explode?

While the chance that the lithium-ion battery in your mobile device will explode is relatively low, when these incidents occur they carry a serious risk of fire damage and injury, which is sometimes severe. Additionally, the problem has persisted despite manufacturer attempts at preventing batteries from overheating and potentially catching fire. Consumer Reports offers more information on exploding batteries and how the problem is currently being addressed. 

The CPSC provides a current list of dangerous products

At Webb & Taylor, LLC, in Georgia, we routinely see the news media reports on major manufacturer recalls for products such as airbags and medical devices. However, you should know that the list of defective and dangerous products is much, much longer. In fact, the dangers of some products are serious enough that the federal government publishes up-to-date information about them. 

What is a reasonable alternative design?

In some scenarios concerning product liability in Georgia, an individual suffers injury due to a defective product. The attorney for the injured party claims a defective design was the culprit and will argue that the company which made the product is liable because the company could have adopted a reasonable alternative design. It is helpful to understand what a reasonable alternative design is since it may conclusively show that a company was negligent in producing a defective product.

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