Corporations too often seem to have but one objective: maximizing profits. This dangerous objective can result in cutting corners and avoiding safety measures. When that happens, a product may be manufactured in a way that makes the product defective or otherwise harmful to consumers. To protect consumers, there are strict guidelines and mandates that companies must meet and follow with respect to designing and manufacturing their products. Customers have an understandable expectation that they can rely on the quality and safety of the goods they purchase, and defects that result from a manufacturer’s negligence can result in injury or other damages to the customer. If you have been harmed because of a defective product, hiring a Boston product liability lawyer expert may be necessary and helpful.
McDonald’s has recently ordered a massive recall of 29 million of their new product, “Step it!” fitness trackers. The recall came after early reports that they may cause skin irritation and burns to young children. The new item has been given out with kids meal’s for less than a week and there have reportedly already been 70 instances of burns, blisters, and skin irritations. The “Step it!” fitness trackers are plastic watches given to children to help them track the number of step they have taken, similar to a discounted version of the fitbit and other fitness trackers.
The material in the device, however, has allegedly caused a severe reaction in dozens of children and McDonald’s voluntarily ordered a recall of every “Step it!” sold or issued. Currently, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is investigating the product and its assembly to make sure that it meets all proper federal guidelines.
If you or a family member have been injured or incurred damages because of a defective product, contact one of our Boston product liability injury attorney specialists today. You may be entitled to money damages for your personal injuries. Call 617-787-3700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn all about your legal rights. Time may be a factor, so please call today!