An auto recall was announced recently that may affect our readers. Ford Motor Company stated that it will recall nearly 150,000 F-150 pickup trucks to fix air bags that could deploy without any warning. The government had raised concerns about the product safety problem. Ford specified this week that the product recall covers trucks from the 2005-2006 model years in the United States and Canada. Ford characterized the product recall as a “relatively low risk.” Nonetheless, the risk exists that the air bags can deploy inadvertently. This product recall is much smaller in scope than what the government had requested. Last month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration told the Ford company that the product recall should cover 1.3 million vehicles from the 2004-2006 model year, citing dozens of personal injuries.
Products liability is an area of Chicago personal injury law that focuses on dangerous and defective products. In addition to motor vehicle problems, “products” in this instance covers a wide range of categories, including medical devices, machinery and tools, food and tobacco, toxic chemicals, firearms, household products and appliances, toys, recreational equipment, and clothing.
Our Chicago wrongful death lawyers represent plaintiffs in Chicago and throughout Illinois in matters against corporations or manufacturers who have sold or manufactured unsafe products to consumers. If you’ve had an incident with a product that caused an injury or are the survivor of someone who may have died from the use or exposure to a dangerous or defective product, you should contact us to know your rights under the law. You can call 877-374-1417 or 312-332-2872 to discuss your legal options with a Chicago injury lawyer.
Visit the Southtown Star to read more about the Ford product recall.