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What is "strict liability" in defective product cases?

Some of our Naperville readers may have heard the phrase "strict liability" in the context of court cases involving allegedly dangerous products. Particularly for someone who has been injured by a dangerous or defective product, it is important to understand exactly what "strict liability" does and does not entail.

Dealerships to receive compensation from Honda for airbag losses

Honda instituted a massive recall of Honda and Acura vehicles equipped with Takata-made airbag inflators last January. Although this effort should be lauded by consumers endangered by these potentially deadly devices -- which can explode and shoot metal fragments into vehicles -- the Honda dealerships that sell these vehicles were hit hard financially. Dealerships were forced to halt sales on about 1.7 million new and previously owned automobiles, meaning that their profit-generating capacities came to a full stop.

Consumers be warned: Your hoverboard could be very dangerous

A popular Christmas item this year is the "hoverboard," a small two-wheeled transportation device. It essentially consists of a horizontal plank with just enough room for your feet to stand on. Two battery-powered wheels on either side of the plank then propel you to your destination. The item has grown in popularity this year, but many people are complaining about accident dangers. The units are also spontaneously catching on fire.

Defective home appliance claims in Illinois

Illinois consumers use so many different manufactured products every day, that they have come to take it for granted that such products are safe and free of defects. However, this is not always the case. In fact, even the most innocuous household products and appliances could be extremely dangerous for you and your family if they were negligently manufactured.

Salmonella outbreak triggers nation-wide recall of frozen chicken

A major manufacturer of frozen chicken products, Aspen Foods, has announced the recall of over 500,000 pounds of frozen chicken. The recall was instituted as a safety measure to prevent the spread of Salmonella poisoning. The recall was announced on Oct. 2 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and its Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Child car seat maker Recaro recalls more than 173,000 defective car seats in the U.S.

Recaro Child Safety is recalling car seats in the U.S. due to a defect which may increase the risk of injury during a car crash. The recall affects ProRide and Performance Ride seats made before June 9, 2015.

Product liability claims in Illinois

In Naperville, Illinois, the Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid work tirelessly on behalf of consumers who have been injured by defective products. The attorneys at our firm are highly experienced in defective product litigation and we have obtained numerous favorable verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients.

Would a driverless car accident be a product liability case?

Normally, a car accident in Illinois is going to start either a personal injury case, a criminal case or both. But what happens when driverless cars -- which are feeling more and more like an inevitable development every day -- get in accidents? Would that be a product liability case?

Some of the biggest recalls in the last 10 years

When defective products are found out, recalls are often issued. However, consumers sometimes do not realize that these recalls exist for various reasons, and they can still be harmed by these products. Below are a few of the biggest recalls from the last decade.

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