DUNKIN’ DONUTS RECALLED GLASS TUMBLERS
Posted on Friday, April 21st, 2017 at 2:23 am
Earlier this year, Dunkin’ Donuts voluntarily recalled glass tumblers it sold because of the potential for injury. According to the recall notice posted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the glass tumblers can crack or break causing the potential for severe injuries. As of the recall date, Dunkin’ Donuts had received 19 reports of the tumblers breaking or cracking, but no injuries had been reported.
Approximately 8,300 glass tumblers were sold in Dunkin’ Donuts stores throughout the United States from September 2016 through November 2016. The glasses were 16 ounces, 8 inches in height, and about 3 inches in diameter. The tumblers were available in three distinctive styles. For a full description of the tumblers, information on how to report an incident, and information on how to return the tumbler for a refund, see the CPSC’s website page.
Product Liability Claims
Dunkin’ Donuts voluntarily recalled these times when it received reports that a dangerous condition could result in injuries. Unfortunately, some corporations are not as concerned about public safety. Dangerous and defective products cause terrible accidents each day. One report places the number of deaths in one year from defective products at 35,900, and millions more are injured each year.
Any manufactured product from medical products, drugs, and motor vehicles to children’s toys, consumer products, and furniture can be defective. If a defective product injures you, you can file a claim seeking compensation for your injuries. Examples of product liability claims include:
- Design Flaw — A product can be dangerous and defective because of a flaw in the design of the product. In some cases, a designer may not realize that the product can cause injury until the product actually injures However, the designer can still be held liable for the damages in certain circumstances.
- Manufacturing Defect — A manufacturing defect can occur when there is a mistake during the production phase. For example, the wrong materials are used, or the manufacturer does not follow the design.
- Defective Marketing — Some product liability claims arise because the manufacturer, supplier, or designer did not provide sufficient warnings or instructions for the use of the product.
Product liability claims can be very complex. Multiple parties can liable for the defect. Furthermore, experts may be needed to prove how the defect occurred and how the defect caused your injury. To recover compensation for your injuries, you must be able to prove a defect in the product resulted in your injury. This can be difficult to prove, but an experienced Sacramento product liability attorney understands how to conduct an investigation to gather the evidence needed to prove your claim.
Your Legal Rights After a Defective Product Injury
If a defective product has harmed you, you have the right to seek compensation for your losses from the party or parties responsible for the dangerous or defective product. You may be entitled to receive compensation for your medical expenses, loss of income, emotional suffering, and physical pain. The types and amounts of compensation depend on the facts of your case.
Call the Sacramento product liability attorneys of the Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000 to request a free consultation. Our law firm serves clients in Sacramento, Folsom, Roseville, El Dorado Hills and other communities in the greater Sacramento area.