New York Holds Manufacturers Accountable for Defective Products

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You may remember the Federal Aviation Administration issued a ban in 2016 on transporting Samsung Galaxy Note7 devices by aircraft because the devices’ batteries were, well… exploding.

So, what happens if you are injured by a defective product? In New York, the rule is that manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers are “strictly liable” for selling a defective product.

At a hearing before the Congressional Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs in 2007, it was estimated that each year, the United States has 27,100 deaths and 33.1 million injuries as a result of defective products. These injuries to people and property were estimated to cost up to $700 billion annually.

If you or someone you know has been injured by a defective product, contact The Coppola Firm for a free consultation to learn how we can help.

Lisa Coppola

Written by Lisa Coppola

Founder of The Coppola Firm

Lisa A. Coppola, Esq. understands the challenges her clients face, whether they’re starting a new business, taking their existing operations in a new direction, or facing a claim or threat.

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