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Man claims defect resulted in gun explosion and serious injury

In many cases, before a product is released for public use, it undergoes rigorous testing to determine it is safe, functional and effective in performing its purpose. However, there are times when manufacturing defects are overlooked which can create a significant hazard for users of affected products. Unfortunately, there are scenarios where consumers in California unknowingly use a defective product resulting in serious injuries or even death. 

Common causes of airplane accidents

Flying is often a faster alternative to traveling on the roads. But there are certain factors that can lead to passengers becoming hurt and dying. One thing that many people fail to consider when booking their airline reservations is the type of injuries they may sustain. According to AviationSafety.net, there were 325 deaths in 19 airline accidents in 2016. Those statistics do not include the number of passengers who sustained injuries. 

How can I report an unsafe product?

As a consumer, you expect the products you buy in California to be safe. However, you may run across a product that is not. If this happens, you should report it so other people can be informed and watch out if they have bought the same product. It also helps ensure steps are taken to prevent more harm.

Who is liable in a plane crash?

Planes are one of the safest forms of travel, but even so, planes do crash or have accidents. If you are involved in a plane crash, do you know who is responsible for any losses or injuries you sustain? Most people are not sure what to do after a crash or who to contact about getting restitution, so you are not alone if you do not know.

Product liability in the aviation industry

Airline travel is a way of life for many California residents. Most flights are reasonably comfortable, with the major hassle being getting through security. Once on the plane, it usually is just a matter of settling down and waiting to get where they are going. People rarely think about safety issues. When accidents happen, however, they can have catastrophic results.

How to safely use electric heaters

Because most areas of California have a year-round temperature that is comfortable and freezing temperatures rarely occur, families may use electric or portable heaters as supplement heat sources when temperatures do dip on occasion. While these heaters can be a great source of warmth, they do not come without risks. Anyone using an electric heater should be aware of the dangers associated with them.

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