Every holiday season is filled with hot gift ideas that are sure to bring
a smile to the face of whoever you give it to. This year is no exception,
but there are a few gift ideas that have undergone some scrutiny due to
potentially dangerous tendencies or manufacturing defects. On this blog,
we examine three potentially dangerous gift ideas and why you should think
carefully before purchasing them.
If you’re looking to put a down payment on a new car for a loved
one, you should be sure to do your research, and think carefully about
your choice. This is particularly true for Ford who have recently recalled
over 680,000 vehicles for a seatbelt defect. This has led to a lot of
bad publicity for the American automaker, who also makes the Lincoln brand.
This has had a pretty large impact on sales, as the recall was issued
right in the middle of what is otherwise a fairly busy car-buying time
of the year.
Remote Control Drone
Drones are now a multi-billion dollar business with applications ranging
from search-and-rescue to agriculture to emergency response. Photography
or videography drones are one of the hottest consumer gifts and one of
the fastest growing hobbies in the country, but you should be sure you
know what you’re giving. Four spinning propellers are extremely
dangerous, and can cause serious injury for young children, pets, or even
innocent bystanders in the event of a crash. It is strongly advised that
if you plan on giving one of these gifts, be sure it is given to an adult
or older child who understands the dangers associated with flying their
drone, and can take the proper precautionary procedures. Also, be sure
you follow all local and federal laws regarding drone operation, including
registering with the FAA.
The Latest Cell Phone
Cell-phone giant Samsung has not had the best of years on the publicity
front. Their most recent flagship model, the Galaxy Note 7, was recently
completely recalled due to a manufacturing defect that would cause the
battery to overheat, melt, catch fire, and even explode in certain cases.
The devices have since been banned from airplanes, and Samsung is now
planning to make the devices entirely inoperable within the next few days
in an effort to get all of the dangerous units out of the hands of consumers.
If you or a loved one sustains an injury as a result of a defective product,
do not hesitate to contact a skilled Altoona product liability attorney
as soon as possible. When it comes to quality representation in Pennsylvania,
the reputable team at
Goldstein, Heslop, Steele, Clapper, Oswalt & Smith are a top choice thanks to their extensive history of successful cases
and superior client service.
Call Goldstein, Heslop, Steele, Clapper, Oswalt & Smith today at 804-705-4741 to
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