We recently discussed the recall of a medical device. While cases involving device recalls are troublesome, so are the cases that involve drug recalls. Drug recalls often come after patients are harmed by the drugs. It is possible for drugs to be recalled prior to patients suffering harm; however, tragedy can strike when patients do suffer harm.
A Class 1 recall by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the most serious type of recall issued by the FDA. Medical devices recalled in this manner may cause serious injury or death.
A popular furniture company has issued a global recall for beach chairs they sell in the United States, Europe and Australia.
If you have a preteen or younger child, chances are good that you are familiar with the concept of "bounce houses." These inflatable structures are popular rentals for birthday parties, festivals and other celebrations for kids all over the United States.
Many of our readers have heard at least some of the often-heated debate over the safety of vaccinations. Although adverse events linked to vaccinations are rare, they can occur.
Many of our vehicles today have keyless ignitions. This can provide some convenience. However, because the key fob only has to be within a few feet of the ignition, we may have a hard time locating it if it's disappeared to the bottom of a purse, diaper bag or under the seat when we need the other keys on our ring.
Many of our readers have heard about the potential dangers for people who work in nail salons. They're inhaling and touching strong chemicals from polishes and other materials all day long. What about those who go into a salon for a mani-pedi or do their own nails? Can nail polish be dangerous to those who are simply wearing it?
Toy chests were part of many of our childhoods. Some of us had a big wooden one handed down through the generations. Of course, like all things child-related, toy chests have gotten more creative and unique. For example, some are built into children's beds now.
When most people think about holding manufacturers responsible for injuries caused by their products, they think about design and manufacturing flaws that can make a product potentially dangerous. However, manufacturers are also responsible for providing proper instructions and warnings about the possible dangers of their products. If they fail to do that, they can be held liable for any injury or harm that befalls someone who uses that product.
It seems like everything from computer networks to cars can be hacked these days. The more that we rely on technology, the more vulnerable we are to people doing unscrupulous things with it. Even medical devices are not immune.