The Milliken Company has recalled over 550,000 popular powdered carpet cleaner due to the possibility of harmful bacteria in the containers. The recall includes Arm & Hammer, Capture, Oreck, Resista, Riccar and Healthy Home dry carpet cleaners. The company reported that exposure to the bacteria could pose a risk of respiratory and other infections in individuals with compromised immune systems. These were sold at Home Depot, Lows, Menards, Walmart, Oreck and specialty carpet and vacuum stores across the nation from July 2015 through September 2016. The company recommends that consumers stop using the recalled product and contact the company directly for a free replacement.
Product liability laws are in place to help protect each consumer from faulty or dangerous products. Each company carries a responsibility to manufacture and distribute safe products to their consumers. There are thousands of recalls each year that affect consumer products, food, vehicles and more. It is always important to follow the recall and follow the steps that the company suggests. However, many consumers can be injured or sickened by a recalled product. If you or someone you know has been affected by a recalled product it is important to contact a product liability attorney. An experienced attorney can determine if you have grounds to pursue a case against the liable company. An attorney can also help recover any damages that have ensued due to the recalled product and any compensation for medical bills and lost time wages.
The product liability attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC are based in St. Louis are seasoned with product liability cases. Our attorneys communicate with the client throughout the entire legal process while helping them get the care they deserve. We understand that any injury is stressful and work diligently on getting our clients maximum compensation for their injuries. Contact our downtown office for a free initial consultation and let us help you get on the road to recovery.