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Products Liability and Recalls in Atlanta

Products Liability law protects consumers from defective and dangerous products by holding manufacturers and sellers liable for introducing a defective and dangerous product into the market-place. A Products Liability claim may be brought under one of several legal theories, which makes understanding products liability law quite difficult.

Typically, various national or local institutions will alert consumers about unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products via product recalls. The most common types of recalls include defective toys, food, medications, or vehicles. If you feel that you have been injured by a company’s defective or dangerous product, an Atlanta Personal Injury lawyer can help you understand if you have a personal injury case.

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Food Poisoning: Whom to Sue, How to Sue in Ga.

Food poisoning generally occurs when someone consumes food that is contaminated with pathogens. Illnesses can occur as the result of viruses, parasites, toxins or chemicals. A variety of food poisoning types exist -- and some can lead to serious health consequences like kidney failure. Before all else, a food poisoning victim should seek immediate medical attention.

After getting medical help, a victim of food poisoning can think about filing a products liability lawsuits against food producers. Here's how that works:

Who knew kids' jeans could potentially be deadly? Michigan company Meijer Distribution has recalled infant and toddler jeans sold under its Falls Creek Kids label, according to Channel 2 Action News.

According to a study by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, a snap on the front of the jeans can come loose and fall off, allowing toddlers to choke on it. More than 140,000 pairs of pants have been recalled as a result.

In recent years, chicken nuggets have been the subject of a lot of scorn, especially among foodies. While nuggets are often said to contain chicken innards and pink slime-type substances, plastic is usually not a rumored ingredient.

Suzanna's Kitchen, a Duluth company, could change that. The company is recalling 35,800 pounds of chicken nuggets and patties that may contain pieces of plastic, The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

After a faulty design caused a couple of toddlers to fall out of their booster seats, Unique Baby Products USA has announced a recall of the defective stroller attachments, according to CBS News.

The company, which does business under the name ValcoBaby, is cooperating with the U.S. Product Safety Commission by voluntarily recalling around 975 ValcoBaby “Joey” booster seats. The seats were made to attach to a stroller. However, a spring button mechanism caused the seats to easily become detached, sending toddlers tumbling to the ground.

Steroid injections that have been linked to a meningitis outbreak were distributed in Georgia, Channel 2 Action News reports.

The steroid injections, used to alleviate back pain, have now been linked to more than 100 cases of fungal meningitis in at least nine states. According to health officials, the Forsyth Street Ambulatory Surgery Center in Macon received the potentially tainted steroids and administered them to its patients.

A Lithonia mom got more than she bargained for when she bought two phones from Radio Shack.

When Marcia Jones' 13-year-old daughter went to activate the phones she found adult and child pornography on them, Channel 2 Action News reports. Now Jones is suing Radio Shack, claiming her daughter suffered emotional injury from the incident.

Federal health officials have issued a recall of Trader Joe's peanut butter after a suspected outbreak of Salmonella, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

If you have a jar of TJ's Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter, you should toss it or bring it into any Trader Joe's store for a full refund. There are two Trader Joe's locations in Atlanta, in Midtown and Buckhead; there are also stores in Marietta, Norcross, Roswell, and Sandy Springs.

At least 29 cases of food poisoning have been reported so far, according to the Centers for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration.

Spinach and lettuce always seem to be getting recalled. That's probably because leafy greens grow close to the ground and have a veiny texture that make them hard to clean.

Well for the umpteenth time, bagged spinach is being recalled. Kroger is recalling its "Fresh Selections Tender Spinach" in Georgia and 14 other states, The Associated Press reports. So if you have a bag of the stuff in the fridge, you should probably toss it. Better yet, take it back to the store for a full refund.

Synthetic marijuana seems to have taken the place of bath salts as the designer drug of the moment.

In March, 16-year-old Chase Burnett was found dead at his family's Fayette County home after smoking synthetic pot. Now his parents David and Yvette Burnett have filed a wrongful death suit against the product's maker, Omerta Labs, and others who allegedly distributed the product to local stores, Courthouse News Service reports.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a voluntary recall of 223,000 strollers produced by Peg Perego, USA Inc., CNN reports.

The recall comes after the heads of two infants became trapped between the tray and the seat of the strollers. One of the infants died as a result. Parents of children who were injured by the defective strollers may want to bring product liability suit against Peg Perego in order to be compensated for the injuries.