Defective Products and Product Liability
Product liability occurs when a product causes injury or death as the result of a design or manufacturing flaw. It might be a product that unexpectedly breaks, cuts, or explodes. For example, when fluorocarbons were banned for use in aerosol cans, many manufacturers started using propane as propellant. Propane is an explosive gas and its use made all sorts of products extremely dangerous, including hair sprays, flat tire repair products, and spray lubricants.
At Barr and Mudford, we have represented a number of victims injured by defective products. In one case, our client used a lubricant spray to stop a squeak in an electrical appliance. When the spray hit an electrical connection, an explosion occurred, causing injury. Our client received $550,000 in damages.