Product Safety/Liability

Ever wonder about the safety of a product you’re using?  You can check on whether it has been recalled at www.recalls.gov and report an unsafe product at the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website – www.cpsc.gov.  You can research technical reports and regulations, laws and standards at this website as well as comment on their rule making.  If you are looking for vehicle recalls, you’ll need to go to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration’s website at www.NHTSA.gov.

As always, if you are injured by a product, seek immediate medical attention.  Once you have been treated, please feel free to call or email us to see if we can help you with a claim against the manufacturer.  In Ohio an injured person has two years from the date of the injury to bring a claim against the manufacturer of a defective product (Ohio Revised Code Section 2305.10  www.codes.oh.gov).  There are variances to the law in Ohio dealing with when the product was purchased, so it would be best for an individual to contact our office to find out exactly what their rights are and the best course of action.  In Michigan, the time limit to bring a products liability action is three years (Michigan Compiled Laws 600.5805(13) www.legislature.mich.gov) and there are additional stipulations to bringing a claim in Michigan.  Our attorneys are licensed to practice in Ohio and Michigan, so please call us to find out if you have a viable claim.

All of these websites are good resources to use and so are we.  Our attorneys stay up to date on all aspects of personal injury law and you can call us at any time to ask questions regarding an injury you’ve sustained, we’ll be happy to help you.


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