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Defective Products and Your Rights

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced that General Electric has agreed to pay a $3.5 million civil penalty in connection with two of their products. The CPSC charged that GE knowingly failed to report, as required by law, “defects and an unreasonable risk of serious injury concerning two models of Profile freestanding dual-fuel ranges and various models of Profile and Monogram dishwashers. CPSC contended that the connector in the range’s wire harness could overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

What Responsibility do Manufacturers Have?

The manufacturer of a product has a duty to provide items that are reasonably free of defects that could cause injury to the people who use the product. If a product has inherent dangers that cannot be designed out of it, then the manufacturer has a duty to warn users of those dangers. If the manufacturer fails in either of these duties, then it is responsible for damages their product may cause.

What Rights do Consumers Have?

For more than thirty years, The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto have represented clients throughout Tennessee who have been injured or disabled by dangerous or defective products. Our personal injury attorneys are committed to holding manufacturers responsible when their products kill or injure the people who use those products.

During that time, our lawyers have assisted clients who have been injured by:

  • Automobiles, trucks, ATVs, and other motor vehicles
  • Prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, or vitamins
  • Medical appliances or devices
  • Household cleaning products
  • Health and beauty aids
  • Children’s toys
  • Contaminated food or infant formula
  • Industrial machines, such as punches and presses
  • Office products
  • Safety equipment
Do You Need a Product Liability Lawyer? Call Today for a Free Consultation

If you’ve been injured by a product, it is important to save the product and contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Our lawyers often work with experts to determine how a product may be defective or how an injury occurred. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation. We’ll discuss your case, answer your questions, and advise you on your best course of action. Give us a call at (865) 691-2777 or contact us through our website Brown & Roberto, PLLC to set up a free consultation.

Client Reviews
"We tried to go through the insurance company ourselves, but they basically just laughed at us. So I got in touch with The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto. The insurance company's attitude really changed, and within a week we had our car replaced and rehabilitation going for my wife. The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto stuck in there and fought for us." J. Felver
"Had it not been for The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto, I would be in a mess. I would not have been able to handle the paper work or things that would have been required to stand in a court of law myself. They got the most that I could have gotten for any injury that I had. I was more than pleased with the settlement. They handled my case promptly and very professionally." D. Blakeman
"I would recommend The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto because they are for the client. They are extremely tough when they go to court, they keep you well informed, and they treat you as a person. They are extremely good attorneys. They changed my life. They helped my life because they believed in me. They fought for me. I thank God for them." C. Scarbrough