Recall Requirements for Automotive Manufacturers
When an automotive part is defective or improperly designed in a way that endangers consumers, the designer or manufacturer responsible for producing the flawed item is legally required to recall the product. There are several legal requirements for these recalls, including widespread campaigns to inform as many vehicle owners as possible. If a manufacturer ignores these legal obligations, it may be held accountable for any injuries that occur due to the defective vehicle component.
If you or someone you love has sustained an injury in a car accident caused by a defective auto part, the automotive manufacturer at fault may be held responsible for the financial burdens associated with that injury. To discuss your legal rights and options after an accident caused by an auto part malfunction, contact a New York injury attorney of Hach & Rose, LLP, today at (212) 779-0057.
Auto part manufacturers must follow the recall standards established by government, or they may face punitive fines if consumers are injured as a result of their products’ defects. These standards include the following actions:
- Contacting consumers with the product or vehicle about the recall
- Explaining what the recall entails, including how to get necessary repairs or replacements
- Releasing a public statement about the recall
Auto part defects can be avoided with careful safety testing, but if an auto parts company fails to detect any product dangers, it may be liable for injuries that result from the defective item.
If you or a loved one has sustained an injury due to an unsafe auto part, you should not have to cover the cost of your injuries alone. For more information about how we can help you seek justice for your pain and suffering, contact a New York injury lawyer of Hach & Rose, LLP, by calling (212) 779-0057 today.