The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission celebrates the National Poison Prevention Week each year in an effort to educate people about the dangers of household chemicals and medications. The program, which began over 50 years ago, is the longest running public health initiative. It has been behind public awareness campaigns for issues such as locking cabinets that contain cleaning solutions, keeping all medicines out of children’s reach, and the design and creation of child-proof caps on both medicines and household chemicals. At the time that National Poison Prevention Week was conceived, over 400 children died from accidental poisoning each year across the country. Now, that number has been reduced to around 40.
Have you or a loved one been seriously injured because of a defective consumer product? Speak with an experienced Denver product liability attorney today to discuss your options.
The CPSC concerns itself with numerous issues of public health relating to consumer products. Its most widely known function is probably to oversee the recall of consumer products from medications to auto parts. The fact is, while many defective products don’t result in harm to people, each year dozens of recalls Four recalls for various products were issued in April of 2013, because each product showed a risk of causing injury to users. In some cases, this risk presents such a hazard that the manufacturer may be considered negligent for allowing the product to go on the market at all. Often, this level of risk involves baby products, medications, or auto parts.
Contact the experienced Denver product liability attorneys at the Gold Law Firm today to discuss our options if you or a loved one have been seriously injured because of a defective consumer product. Whether the product has a defect in design, manufacture, or labeling, if you have been injured by the product while using it in a reasonable way, a Denver product liability attorney may be able to recover financial compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. When your injury results in the need for ongoing medical care extending into the future, the bills can quickly become unmanageable. No one should have to face financial hardship on top of physical injury because of the negligence of a manufacturer. For more information and a FREE CASE EVALUATION, call the Gold Law Firm today at (303)694-4653.