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.
A common product liability issue is the danger caused by car and truck tires that are aged 5 years or more. Tires, like any other rubber product, have a limited service life regardless of the amount of tread depth left and regardless of how much you used the tire. Tire manufacturers have known for decades that tires become dangerous as they age past 5 years. After 5 years, the tire becomes vulnerable to having a tread separation blow out failure that can cause a driver to lose all control of the car, SUV or truck and have an accident. As tires age, they deteriorate internally but usually no damage or problems can be seen by looking at the outside of the tire.
Poorly designed or manufactured products that harm children make Illinois headlines quickly. Many elderly adults are just as vulnerable to defective product injuries as children, although society tends to concentrate more heavily on victims with potentially long futures.
Like watchful parents anywhere in the U.S., Aurora, Joliet and Naperville parents vigilantly safeguard their children. Some child hazards are less obvious than others. Most Illinois parents, accustomed to quality U.S. food processing standards, would never question the safety of food made for babies.
Time can be a tool for offense or defense in an Illinois liability lawsuit. A plaintiff in pursuit of a defective products' verdict not only runs up a defendant's legal costs but also keeps the case alive in the public eye. Media attention is the last thing a negligent manufacturer wants to affect a company's bottom line. Settlements help defendants avoid prolonged brand damage.