Each year, many people are seriously injured by products that they used in a reasonable manner. In some cases, they may choose to file product liability civil lawsuits against those responsible for placing the defective products on the market. In the event that a settlement offer is made, people should be careful before just accepting it.
Parents in Colorado expect manufacturers of children's medicine to adhere to quality control protocols during manufacturing. The guilty plea given by McNeil Consumer Healthcare in federal court regarding contaminated liquid Tylenol and Motrin for infants and children illustrates how a company might make mistakes manufacturing its products.
Some Colorado residents who were involved in a car accident may suspect that faulty tires caused their vehicle or someone else's vehicle to crash and injure them. Tire-related accidents account for about 11,000 car accidents each year, injuring more than 6,300 people.
Some coffee drinkers in Colorado might have to reevaluate how they brew their morning cup. On Dec. 23, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that Keurig Green Mountain was recalling over 6.6 million coffee makers in the United States. The coffee makers affected by the recall are the K10 Mini Plus Brewing Systems that were sold in Canada and the U.S. from 2009 to 2014. The coffee makers were sold both online and in stores.
Parents in Colorado might be interested in a national research center's study, spanning more than 20 years, on injuries related to children's toys. The center found that injuries rose almost 40 percent between the years 1990 and 2011 and that there is a toy-related injury among U.S. children every three minutes.