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Product-Related Deaths: Get the Facts

There are about 8,000 product-related deaths each year, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Each year there are about 380,000 product-related injuries that have been reported to 100 hospitals. Did you know we handle defective product cases? Visit our website to learn more about how we can help if you have been seriously injured by a defective product. People ages 25-64 account for 44% of all deaths related to defective sports and recreational products. Those ages 5-24 account for 44% of all deaths related to defective yard and garden equipment. Children under the age of 5 account for 45% of all fatalities related to defective home furnishing and fixture products. People ages 5-24 account for 66% of injuries and hospital visits related to defective sports and recreational products. Those ages 25-64 account for 65% of all injuries and hospital visits related to defective yard and garden equipment. People ages 25-64 account for 37% of all injuries and hospital visits related to defective home furnishing and fixture products. The Commission reduces consumer product hazards through mandatory safety standards they set. Examples of products for which mandatory standards are under development include: portable generators, upholstered furniture, recreational off-road vehicles, bed rails, bedside sleepers, infant swings, and play yards. Firms are required by law to report potential product hazards or violations of standards to the Commission. In 2011, there were 412 recalls that were voluntarily reported. If a firm refuses to recall a product voluntarily, the CPSC may litigate to require a recall. Contact us 24/7. Fill out our free evaluation form today. Got to: http://www.cpsc.gov to learn more on defective products and product safety.