New Consumer Product Safety Information Database Designed to Protect Consumers


March 31, 2011

People in Atlanta and throughout Georgia are injured by dangerous or defective products every day. Sometimes these injuries are caused by a failure to design a product safely while others are caused by errors in the manufacturing process or failure of the manufacturer to provide adequate instructions or safety warnings.

The scope of the problem is reflected in that over 200,000 children per year find themselves in emergency rooms throughout the U.S. as a result of defective toys.

The Atlanta personal injury law firm of Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, has been protecting the legal rights of families for over 27 years, including representing those injured by dangerous products. Our product liability attorneys recognize that defective products can cause serious injuries which may have life-changing consequences. We work hard for our clients to ensure that we obtain the best possible result and are dedicated to providing exceptional service as part of our ongoing goal to be regarded as the top personal injury law firm in Georgia.

A new website launched by the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) may go a long way toward protecting consumers from dangerous and defective products. The new website called SaferProducts.gov was created pursuant to a mandate by Congress as part of the Consumer Product Safety Act. The site will allow consumers to report complaints regarding injuries or potential harm and permit consumers considering purchasing a product to research products they are considering purchasing.

The new website is designed to make it easier for consumers to learn about safety risks posed by particular risks of defective products and for the CPSC to learn about adverse reports of harm or injury more quickly. When consumers provide reports of potential harm or injury from a product the CPSC will review the complaint and provide the information to the product manufacturer, which will have ten days to respond. Assuming all required information has been provided and the information appears to be truthful, both the complaint and any response by the manufacturer will be published on the site.

The CPSC began testing the site January 24 and has already received over 1,500 reports from consumers. Businesses have also responded to the site with over 1,400 businesses signing up to receive any adverse reports about their products.

If you have suffered serious injury or a loved one has suffered wrongful death as a result of a defective product, contact Montlick and Associates for your free consultation to discuss your rights to compensation. The Georgia products liability attorneys of Montlick and Associates will fully investigate your injury and identify any and all responsible parties so that we can help you hold them accountable.

Our products liability lawyers are available to assist clients throughout all of Georgia and the Southeast, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Category: Personal Injury

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