Ford has issued a recall for 391,000 Ranger pickup trucks as part of the Takata airbag inflator recall. All 2004 through 2006 Rangers in the U.S. and Canada are being recalled due to the air bag inflator exploding and shooting shrapnel into the passenger compartment of the vehicle. The Takata airbag inflator recall has recently been expanded to include the Ford Ranger after a man in South Carolina was killed when his air bag exploded and shrapnel struck him in the neck. The massive recall has included 24 million vehicles and the National Highway Safety Administration expect that number to increase. There have been 100 deaths linked to the airbag inflator defect. All Ford Ranger owners should contact a dealer to inquire about a repair.
Over the past several years, there has been a record number of vehicle recalls due to defects that have caused injuries and deaths. Manufacturers are required to produce a product (whether it be a vehicle, toy, electronic, or food item) that is safe and free from defect. Tragically, thousands of individuals sustain damages due to dangerous and defective products and recalls are often issued after an individual has already suffered such damages. If you have been the victim of a dangerous or defective product, it is important to consult a skilled product liability attorney to receive compensation for your damages.
The St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth handle numerous types of cases including product liability, auto accidents, premises liability, medical malpractice, drug liability, and worker’s compensation, to name a few. Our attorneys have more than a century of combined legal experience and have successfully handled thousands of cases. We will take all steps necessary to obtain the justice and compensation you deserve while supporting you throughout the process of the case. Contact our office today to receive a free no-obligation consultation.