31.4 Million Car Recalls This Year Sets New Record

Car Recalls: We are only half way through the year and car companies have had to call back 31.4 million vehicles in the U.S., breaking an industry record set back in 2004.

Seven major automobile industries said they would recall cars for airbags that can explode and send metal shrapnel flying during a crash. According to the air-bag makers, this has happened 6 times in the U.S.

Car Recalls

Some of the models in line for new air bag inflators include:

  • Honda: 2001-2005 Civics, 2001-2007 4-cyl. Accords, 2002 – 2006 CR-V, 2002-2004 Odyssey, others
  • Nissan: 2001-2003 Maxima, Pathfinder, I30/I35, others
  • Mazda: 2003-2007 Mazda 6, 2004-2008 RX-8, others
  • Toyota: 2003-2005 Corolla, Matrix, Sequoia, Tundra, others
  • Dodge: 2006 Charger
  • Ford: 2005-2007 Mustang, 2005-2006 GT, 2004 Ranger
  • BMW: certain 3 Series

Unfortunately, recalls are not limited to just automobiles. Estimates show that over 22,000 people are killed each year as a result of a dangerous, defective, or faulty product, such as:

  • Unsafe and faulty industrial equipment
  • House hold appliances
  • Harmful pharmaceutical drugs
  • Baby/children’s products

Product Liability holds manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, retailers that make such dangerous, defective, or faulty products available to the public responsible for any harm that those products cause. The four categories of product liability include:

  1. Design Defects
  2. Manufacturing Defects
  3. Unreasonably Dangerous products
  4. Marketing Defects

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a defective or faulty product, do not hesitate to contact your hometown law office of Townes & Woods, P.C. for a free and confidential consultation.