Nick Papain a leading New York products liability lawyers says – We have all heard about dangerous products imported from China. Lead paint on toy trains; hazardous tires that come apart in ordinary use; and toothpaste sweetened with a toxic chemical used in anti-freeze are but a few examples. New York City (NewYorkInjuryNews.com) — Many in the community have expressed concern. One asks, do I own any of these products? What should I do if I do own them?
The City Department of Health and other agencies, like the Food and Drug Administration or Consumer Products Safety Commission, post valuable information on their websites. Suspicious or counterfeit imported products often bear mysterious markings or misspelled words. You should also keep up with print and television news, which have provided excellent coverage on this important story.
In the event that you or a family member is injured by one of these hazardous products, you are not without a remedy. Even though the manufacturer may be located overseas, and it may be virtually impossible to locate them, American law provides that retailers, wholesalers and other distributors of these products may be held responsible for dangerous and defect goods that injure people. Often, the distributors of foreign products are American companies. These companies may be easily identified, located, and sued.
It is important to understand that our legal system allows you to sue the sellers of the dangerous products, not just the factories that made them. This guarantees that injured consumers are not deprived of the ability to seek compensation just because a factory is hidden in a distant land.
If you are injured by a product or have questions about them, including food and household items, or automobile components, contact an attorney at once. Article by: Nick Papain, New York products liability lawyer & President NYSTLA