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Takata Airbag Recall: What You Need to Know

When you get into a car accident, you rely on your airbags to protect you. Sometimes, though, it can be the airbags that actually cause the injury. Recently, there has been a massive recall of Takata-manufactured airbags.  These airbags are found in an array of different types of cars, including Honda, Mazda and Lexus. The reason behind the recall is that these airbags become unstable when there are temperature changes due to the use of ammonium nitrate in the airbags. These defective airbags have been responsible for the deaths and serious injuries of numerous people, and lawsuits are now being filed all across the country.

How Changes to the Trinity ET-Plus System Gave Rise to a Design Defect

In a products liability case, a "design defect" is a problem or condition a product has that causes injury to someone who uses the product. A design defect is a problem with the product's design that makes the product inherently  dangerous. This is even if it is manufactured perfectly and made of the best-quality materials.
A design defect is not to be confused with a manufacturing defect. A manufacturing defect refers to when a product is not made in accordance with the blueprints, plans or specs. To help illustrate the difference, let's look at two examples:

How Changes to the Trinity ET-Plus System Gave Rise to a Design Defect

In a products liability case, a "design defect" is a problem or condition a product has that causes injury to someone who uses the product. A design defect is a problem with the product's design that makes the product inherently  dangerous. This is even if it is manufactured perfectly and made of the best-quality materials.
A design defect is not to be confused with a manufacturing defect. A manufacturing defect refers to when a product is not made in accordance with the blueprints, plans or specs. To help illustrate the difference, let's look at two examples:

Recalls of ice cream could lead to product liability

Everyone loves ice cream. And what's not to like? The sweet, frozen confection has been a staple for many American families for decades. One of the most popular flavors of ice cream involves the use of raw cookie dough; the precursor used by bakers to create another dessert staple. Unfortunately, however, one company's cookie dough, that has been used to make several types of ice cream, may make those who eat it sick.

Recalls of ice cream could lead to product liability

Everyone loves ice cream. And what's not to like? The sweet, frozen confection has been a staple for many American families for decades. One of the most popular flavors of ice cream involves the use of raw cookie dough; the precursor used by bakers to create another dessert staple. Unfortunately, however, one company's cookie dough, that has been used to make several types of ice cream, may make those who eat it sick.

Elements of a defective design claim in Texas products liability


The history of law is replete with different ways in which to approach the responsibilities of parties when it comes to the production, selling and buying of products in the general stream of commerce. From the ancient concept of caveat emptor, or "buyer beware," to the more modern approach of implied warranties, the balancing of the interests of consumers against manufacturers and sellers has been a part of the legal framework of Western society for many years.

Elements of a defective design claim in Texas products liability


The history of law is replete with different ways in which to approach the responsibilities of parties when it comes to the production, selling and buying of products in the general stream of commerce. From the ancient concept of caveat emptor, or "buyer beware," to the more modern approach of implied warranties, the balancing of the interests of consumers against manufacturers and sellers has been a part of the legal framework of Western society for many years.

FDA puts warning label on Essure, doesn’t pull it from shelves

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has put a “black box” label warning on the controversial permanent birth-control device Essure, in addition to undertaking other safety precautions, but it is leaving the product on the market, according to The Washington Post.

FDA puts warning label on Essure, doesn’t pull it from shelves

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has put a “black box” label warning on the controversial permanent birth-control device Essure, in addition to undertaking other safety precautions, but it is leaving the product on the market, according to The Washington Post.

E-cigarette use is exploding, and so are e-cigarettes themselves

There's really no more room for debate about the fact that cigarettes are bad for your health. Because of the dangers, many Americans are switching to e-cigarettes, electronic devices that deliver nicotine and flavoring in water vapor instead of smoke.

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