Product Recalls

Our success in product liability defense has come from experience in the events leading up to and immediately following a product recall. This important first step must be handled carefully as the reputation, if not the existence, of a product manufacturer is at stake.

Aggressive Representation For High-Stakes Legal Matters

The lawyers at Landrum & Shouse LLP represent their fellow Kentucky residents considering or implementing product recalls that involve:

  • Food
  • Tobacco
  • Household products/appliances
  • Drugs or medical devices
  • Clothing and apparel
  • Toys and recreational equipment
  • Motor vehicles and accessories
  • Tools and machinery
  • Toxic chemicals
  • Firearms

Product manufacturers who are considering recalls must take careful steps to minimize the damage done to their company. Taking a product off the market usually becomes a high-profile news event that only creates adverse publicity. Product liability lawsuits are often filed in response to those recalls.

Proactive Steps. Effective Strategies.

Proactive measures can reduce the backlash that comes with a product recall, specifically the damage to a company's reputation. Strategies must be carefully planned to not increase the ire of the public or strengthen plaintiffs' cases. Defendants should not say too much, nor should they say too little. Additionally, the cumulative "voice" of the company must be factual, consistent and accurate while presenting a unified front.

Attorney Larry C. Deener and his team of defense attorneys have provided counsel and support to product manufactures, designers and distributors prior to or following a recall. Their job is to get to the facts and work to minimize the consequences through individual lawsuits and class action.

Contact Landrum & Shouse LLP

Contact our Lexington office at (859) 554-4038 or our Louisville office at (502) 589-7616. You can also contact us online.