Home Depot to Pay $5.7 Million for Continuing to Sell Recalled Products
While any defective product can cause harm or injury, those related to the home, tools, and electrical equipment can be especially dangerous. Home Depot, one of the largest tool and home repair companies in the country, sold thousands of such products, despite there already being active recalls on the sold items. As such, they are facing a $5.7 million penalty. What might this mean if you or someone you love has been injured by a product from Home Depot? The following explains, and it provides details on where to find legal assistance with your case.Home Depot Knowingly Sold Defective Products
Companies that manufacture goods are required, by law, to distribute reasonably safe products. If a product may present a potential hazard to consumers, then the product must then have a warning label. Any other issues, including those involving dangerous defects, may prompt a recall of the item in question. Some of these recalls are forced, but most are preventative actions taken by the company themselves. This is exactly what happened with 33 separate products at Home Depot – but the company never pulled the items. Instead, they continued selling them to consumers, which put potentially thousands of consumers at risk.Home Depot Recall Case Differs from Other Defective Product Cases
Most defective product cases deal with companies that failed to issue a recall, either because they were not aware of the defect, or because they were negligent in their manufacturing. This particular case is different because it deals with a third-party company – one that distributes the items. Thankfully, the fact that Home Depot is a third-party entity does not release them from accountability, especially if individuals were harmed by the negligent actions of the company. Instead, victims who have been injured or killed may be eligible for compensation.
Another matter to consider in Home Depot injury cases is that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has already deemed the company guilty of selling defective products. As such, victims may find the overall process of pursuing compensation slightly less complex than cases in which infractions have not yet been documented. Still, it is important for victims to understand that they may fare better with an attorney on their side.Contact Our San Jose Defective Product Lawyers
If you or someone you love has been injured by a defective product, contact Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard, LLP for assistance. Dedicated and experienced, our San Jose defective product lawyers will fight for your rights and best interests at every turn. No matter what the situation, we always pursue the most favorable outcome possible. Schedule your free and personalized consultation with us to get started. Call our offices at (408) 289-1417 today.Sources