In the unfortunate event of the recall of a product owned by a Maryland consumer, the first step is to get rid of the affected product. The recall will have details on how to properly dispose of the product and may include returning it or throwing it away. Affected consumers also generally will be entitled to a refund or a replacement, depending on the recall, so they should check the notice for how to get reimbursed for the damaged product. Registering a product after purchase is useful because it may alert consumers to product recalls and may allow them to get reimbursed easily. Any consumer who believes they may have suffered because of a defective product should consult with a Maryland product liability lawyer as soon as possible.
Are companies liable for injuries caused by recalled products?
A product recall is a sign that the product was defective and that the company may be liable for injuries caused by the product. The type of claim a consumer may file after an injury depends on the circumstances surrounding the injury and the type of defect. In a negligence claim, the consumer generally must show that the defendant owed the consumer a duty, that the defendant breached that duty by manufacturing or selling a dangerous product, that the product’s defect caused the consumer’s injuries, and that the consumer suffered damages. In a strict liability claim, the consumer does not need to prove that the defendant was negligent in any way.
The consumer must prove only that the product was defective at the moment it left the defendant’s control, that there was no substantial change in the product’s condition when it reached the consumer, that the product was unreasonably dangerous, and that the product’s defect caused the consumer’s injuries. In any event, a consumer should consult with an experienced attorney as soon as possible who can evaluate their claim.
Heinz Kraft Recalls 41 Drink Products, Including Kool-Aid, Arizona Tea
Heinz Kraft recently recalled 41 drink products, including Arizona Tea, Kool-Aid, County Time, and Tang, according to one news source. The company reported that the products may contain small pieces of glass or metal during their production. The issue was reported to have been discovered during an internal review at the factory. The “best when used by” dates for the affected products include up to November 2023, as reported by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Consumers with affected products are supposed to discard the product or return it to the store where it was purchased. More information about affected products is available through the recall notice. Consumers can contact the company directly by calling the company.
Contact the Maryland Product Liability Lawyers
If you have been injured by a recalled product, consult with an experienced Maryland accident attorney about your claim. The attorneys at Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC represent plaintiffs in product liability cases and other accident cases throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C. Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC repeatedly achieves positive results for its clients through compassionate and diligent legal advocacy. They will work hard to reduce the stress on you as much as possible so that you can get your life back on track. To schedule a free consultation, call 1-800-654-1949 or contact them online.