Great Wall Motor and Chery Automobile, two major car companies in China, recently announced that they had to recall at least 23,000 trucks and cars because it was discovered that there wasbestos present in the vehicles' exhaust gaskets and engines. The recall, for now, is limited to vehicles shipped to Australia, with no indication whether any such contaminated products were sold in North Carolina or elsewhere in the United States. The company's recall order may have been motivated by a well-founded fear of the possibility of product liability claims from exposure to the toxic substance, which can cause respiratory problems and various forms of cancer.
When consumers are exposed to dangerous or defective products, the results can include serious injuries, illness or even death. If this is the case, victims and their families can hold manufacturers and companies responsible by filing a product liability claim.