New Legislation Will Finally Hold Foreign Manufacturers Accountable

There are currently no laws in place protecting the rights of consumers agaisnt foreign manufacturers. Foreign companies are free to manufacture defective and dangerous products, sell them in America, and suffer no consequences for their actions. But the House Energy and Commerce Committee has recently approved legislation that will finally allow the U.S. to hold foreign manufacturers accountable. The legislation, called the Foreign Manufacturers Accountability Act, will require that foreign companies have "agents" in at least one state in the U.S. in which the company does business that will accept service of process for civil or regulatory … [Read more...]

Taishan Gypsum Finally Responds to Defective Product Lawsuit

In April, we posted an update of the litigation surrounding the Chinese company Taishan Gypsum, and the defective drywall they manufactured and exported the the United States. Judge Eldon Fallon awarded seven families in the Eastern district of Louisiana 2.6 million dollars for the damages caused them by the sulfuric acid emitting drywall. But because Taishan Gypsum is a foreign manufacturer, and there are currently no laws in place that hold them liable for their defective products, there was question as to whether or not these families would ever see a penny of the money owed them. Defective Manufacturers Finally React After not … [Read more...]

Taishan Gypsum Victims awarded $2.6 Million – Money They May Never See

Previously, we posted a blog about foreign manufacturers who manufacture defective products without consequence; specifically, Chinese drywall manufacturer Taishan Gypsum. The company has exported an estimated 10 million pounds of drywall to the United States through ports in Florida and New York. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, nearly 3,000 complaints have been filed against the company, involving complications and property damage caused by the drywall. Tests have shown that the damage was caused by sulfur emissions from the gypsum board. “These emissions have caused significant amounts of property damage to homes … [Read more...]

Defective products are dangerous products, potentially causing injury or death

Have you heard about a defective product? Something dangerous that injures and harms an innocent consumer or child? Chances are that the defective product was not made in the USA, but by a manufacturer outside of our borders and our legal rules. Research performed by the American Association for Justice last year has shown that 83% of defective product recalls announced in 2009 by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, or the CPSC, were from foreign manufacturers. These foreign made products are ones that are unsafe, dangerous, or pose a safety hazard to the users or others. Let’s look at the data and numbers to see if we can make some … [Read more...]