If diamonds are a girl's best friends, then it is probably safe to say that toys are children's best friends. And as many people in Tampa may agree, this statement holds true from children well into their teenage years. For those children's safety, it is important that a toy is safe because dangerous children's toys have been known to cause injuries among children, which can have some very long-term consequences.
While nothing is perfect, when it comes to consumer goods, one would expect them to function as they were intended to. Unfortunately, defects can happen, causing products to no longer work. In some cases, defects can create risks and dangers, resulting in the injury of a consumer.
Previous posts on this blog have talked about how electric scooters are coming to Tampa under a city-approved pilot program. The latest development put this process, which was expected to start in the upcoming weeks, behind schedule somewhat. Still, city officials expect to see the vehicles on the sidewalks and trails of Tampa this spring. The delay is the result of some legal language in part of the city's proposed contract that requires some tweaking. These adjustments mean that the bidding process has to start over from scratch.
In product liability cases, a special legal doctrine applies called strict liability. While Tampa, Florida residents may have heard of this phrase, they may not know exactly what it means.
Many residents of Tampa, Florida, who have children will probably be giving at least one toy to a child or even a baby this holiday season. While they should of course keep in mind what sort of toy the child might enjoy, they also need to keep in mind how safe the product is for the child to use in the first place.
As a previous post discussed, Tampa residents will soon be able to rent an electric scooter to go from place to place downtown or in other areas where people congregate. This latest transportation fad has already taken hold in several other cities across the country.
Tampa will join the growing number of cities that allow pedestrians to rent electric scooters in downtown and other crowded areas here in the coming months. The city was until recently accepting applications from scooter distributers who want to participate in the city's pilot program, which is scheduled to start in February 2018.
Residents of Tampa may have heard the phrase strict liability, but since it is what may be called a term of the trade, those who do not have any legal background may not understand exactly what it means.
Sadly, just because the federal Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, approves a drug for marketing in Florida and other parts of the country, it does not mean that the drug is automatically safe.
The decision of a federal appellate court made a splash in the headlines recently and, although from another part of the country, may have an ongoing impact among Tampa, Florida, residents who are victims of dangerous drugs.