There are a number of resources that help protect consumers from harm and when they have been injured by a defective product. This could help put consumers and notice, and even help them avoid serious and even fatal incidents caused by a dangerous or defective product they might own.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or NHTSA recently announced that BMW of North America is recalling over 91,000 Mini Coopers because of an airbag sensor defect. A number of Mini Coopers manufactured between 2005 and 2008 are impacted by the recall. A faulty sensor may cause the front passenger airbag not to deploy in a car crash. According to the NHTSA, the sensor in the passenger side detection mat may not recognize a passenger is seated in the front passenger seat, causing the airbag to fail to deploy in a car crash.
The NHTSA reported that BMW will replace the defective detection mats free of charge for consumers. According to the automaker, approximately 10 percent of vehicles included in the recall have the defective sensor mat. The automaker also reported it had received a report of an injury that may have been connected with the defect. Because of the serious nature and possible severity of car crashes, automotive defects can lead to significant injuries and harm.
It is important for victims injured by defective products, such as an auto defect, to keep in mind that they have legal options. Defective product claims, personal injury suits, wrongful death actions or products liability class action litigation options are available to help victims injured or otherwise harmed by an auto defect or other defective products. Products liability is the area of the law that seeks to ensure consumers are kept safe from harm and properly compensated when harmed by a defective or dangerous product.
Victims who have suffered damages because of a defective product should not think that they are alone. The legal process is designed to help victims when they have been injured or harmed by a defective product by offering options, resources and remedies, such as compensation, to aid with damages and help protect victims.