There are a lot of dangerous toys out there on the market. With the holiday season moving into full swing, parents are encouraged to take a good look at toys -- before they buy.
From hoverboards to fake slime, there always seems to be something in the news about dangerous, defective products that have been sold online. It's hardly surprising, given that online retailers are bigger than ever and online shopping continues to expand in popularity.
Everyone knows that wearing a seatbelt when in a moving vehicle can greatly increase safety in the event of an accident. In 2016, more than 14,600 lives were saved in the U.S. due to seatbelt use, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Imagine for a moment that you have a relatively new blender. Or a relatively new toaster. Or really, any new appliance whatsoever. You use it a few times with no issues whatsoever. But then, one day, as you use this new appliance, it malfunctions in the most bizarre way, causing you harm. In the days that follow, you do some research online and you find out that the device you purchased has multiple different problems that other users have reported.
It would be great if we could all trust companies to do their due diligence and always produce perfectly safe, flawless products. However, that is not the world we live in. We live in an imperfect world where mistakes happen, and sometimes the companies we trust make products that hurt us. Finding out what went wrong, and why the product was defective, is a central part of a product liability lawsuit.