When you buy something for yourself or your loved ones, you expect it to be safe to use or consume. We know that you never think you will need a Montebello product liability attorney. However, if the negligence of a product manufacturer has caused you harm, we want to help.
At the Hayes Law Firm, APC, we will investigate what happened so we can secure the compensation you need. You should not be on the line for expenses when a defective product has caused you harm. Today, we want to talk about a popular cosmetic kit that has been recalled.
What is going on in this case?
You would be forgiven if you did not know who JoJo Siwa is. The popular YouTube star has a cosmetic line that is sold at Claire’s. However, we have learned that the Food and Drug Administration has alerted people of a recall of the JoJo Siwa Makeup Sets.
Those cosmetic sets, along with Beauty Plus Global Contour Effects Pallet, have tested positive for asbestos, a known human cancer-causing carcinogen.
Siwa is most well-known for appearing on two seasons of “Dance Moms” and for a few musical single popular with kids.
How does this happen?
It seems like we continually hear of products that contain asbestos. That is because the naturally occurring mineral is often found near talc, an ingredient used in many cosmetic products. When talc is being mined, companies must be careful to purify talc ore sufficiently to eliminate any asbestos that may have been mined as well.
Asbestos can get into people’s lungs and cause cancer, something that is more likely to occur in people with frequent and long-term exposure to the mineral. In the case of the cosmetics above, the FDA is not aware of anyone becoming sick due to using the products.
Defective products are common
You may not realize it, but faulty products are a rather common occurrence in the US. The website that tracks current recalls shows that all industries are affected. These products are all faulty in mainly one of three ways:
- There is a design flaw
- A manufacturing error occurred
- Problems with the product’s label make them dangerous for consumers
What we will do to help you now
If you or someone you care about has been injured due to the use or consumption of a defective product, please consider seeking legal assistance as soon as possible. At the Hayes Law Firm, APC, we are ready to get to work on your behalf. Our qualified and experienced team is going to investigate what happened and work to secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:
- The cost of your current and future medical bills
- Recovery of income lost if you are unable to work
- Damages for pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Punitive damages against those responsible
If you need a Montebello product liability attorney, you can reach out for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 323-477-1415 .