Design & Manufacturing Defects Archives

Parents should be mindful when buying used child items

Parents need to be cautious when buying brand new items for their children, but must be extra cautious when buying used items. There aren't many stores that sell used child or baby items. Most of them can be found using online marketplaces and other methods of sale. Here are the most common items parents must be mindful of when buying used.

Honda and Takata sued in United States by Malaysian family

A Malaysian family has sued both Honda and Takata in a United States court over the death of the family's wife. The woman's death is one of 16 blamed on airbag defects. The husband of the deceased woman filed the lawsuit and wants the companies to disclose more information about the defects.

Visual inspection system for manufacturers launched by IBM

In an effort to streamline the assembly line inspection process, and cut down on manufacturing defects, IBM has announced the release of a visual inspection system. The system was released on April 24 and is a Watson-powered Internet of Things (IoT) service. The visual recognition feature is one of the strongest for Watson and with each item inspected, the effectiveness of the system increases.

How to report a defective product

If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, there are steps you can take to prevent someone else from being injured, or even killed. Defective products can be reported to the Consumer Product Safety Commission via the agency's website. All you need is information surrounding the product in order to file a report.

What is the malfunction doctrine in a product liability suit?

Whenever a person is injured because of a mechanical problem, a manufacturing defect suit may be necessary to secure fair compensation for his or her injuries. Like any product liability suit, it is very important to pursue justice when you suffer an injury from a defective product, because the same product may also harm others.

Samsung Note 7 could return following recalls for fires

The much-maligned Samsung Note 7 could return to the market following recalls for fires. The phone could return refurbished or as rental phones following the recalls, according to Samsung, which has admitted considering bringing the recalled phones back onto the market.

How do I file a consumer complaint?

Consumers have rights in the United States that protect them from faulty, defective and dangerous products. Because of these rights, consumers can file complaints against products, retailers, manufacturers and designers of products that harm them or do not live up to their promised ability. So, how do I file a consumer complaint?

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