The Consumer Product Safety Administration and the Bodum USA has announces a recall of Coffee Presses sold Starbucks stores due to a high risk of severe injuries. Common injuries associated with the defect in the Starbucks Coffee presses include, severe burn injuries and lacerations cause by flying glass. According to the recall the glass casing is susceptible to falling out of the metal frame. Approximately 28,000 of the products have been recalled.
Filing a Product Liability Lawsuit Against Manufacturers of Coffee Press
: Product liability claims
can be proven on three ways. (1) Defect in the original design of the manufactured product. (2) Defect in the manufacturing process so the produced and sold item is markedly different and as a result posses an increased risk of harm. (3) Defect in the labeling of the product – failure to provide for adequate warning of all known and or knowable dangers associated with the use of the device.
Recovery Available for Injuries Caused By the Recalled Coffee Press
: According to personal injury laws victims of harm caused by a defective product are entitled to compensation for all damages incurred. Types of compensation recoverable include, (1) All medical and rehabilitation costs, (2) cost of any future medical needs including revision and cosmetic surgery for the removal of scarring. (3) Lost wages and loss of future income due to disability caused by injuries incurred. (4) Pain and suffering including emotional damage and mental anguish.
Never Sign the Settlement Offer Before Speaking With an Attorney
: Corporations, stores and manufacturers often attempt to settle such matters as soon as possible for pennies on the dollar in order to avoid liability for the full amount of damages incurred by the victim. There are several steps you should take if you are contact by the representative of the manufacturers of defective consumer products.
1. Never speak with the representative regarding the extent of your injuries.
2. Do not return the item to the manufacturer in return for a new product or reimbursement. The return of the product will result in the loss of evidence that is required to pursue a defective product case.
3. Advise the representative that wish to be represented by an attorney and wish for them to discontinue all future communications.
4. Contact our Law Offices in order to be advised as to your legal rights.
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