Product liability law covers a wide range of products from food, pharmaceuticals, vehicles, and clothing. In fact, this area of the law even covers products that many people already consider to be dangerous, such as firearms. However, just because an item can be dangerous, does not mean that when used properly it should pose danger to the user. That is why items like firearms are included under product liability law. Despite these being weapons, manufacturers and companies are still liable to ensure that these products are still safe for the user and free of defects that could pose serious personal injuries or death from normal use.
According to an article by The Daily Caller, the popular firearms company Remington Arms Company, LLC announced a product recall for several of its popular models. Company engineers determined that several of the models’ triggers could unintentionally discharge in certain circumstances. The affected models include the Model 700, the Model Seven rifles, and those with the X-Mark Pro triggers. These were all manufactured between May 1, 2006 through April 9, 2014.
Company engineers have described several factors in this defect. Some of the triggers may have excess bonding agent that was used in the assembly process. Because of this, the company is recalling all affected products. Customers are to stop using these guns immediately and are not attempt to repair the guns themselves.
Our attorneys take product liability matters very seriously and strongly uphold the belief that customers should be able to trust that they are buying and using safe products when used properly. Our lawyers are dedicated to bringing about positive change by prompting manufacturers to remove defective and dangerous products from the marketplace and using lawsuits as a legal example to hopefully prevent future hazards from endangering unknowing customers.
Manufacturers and companies owe a duty of care to customers to inspect products for dangers, to remedy known dangers or remove them from the marketplace, and to advise customers of dangers of improper use. Where they have failed to do so, they can be held liable for injuries or deaths that result in a lawsuit. If you or someone you love has been harmed from a dangerous product, you may be able to hold the company and manufacturer liable and obtain compensation for your hardship, losses, and suffering. Contact our law firm today for a free consultation, and we may be able to help you obtain the justice that you deserve.