There is a defective products crisis in America today. There are defective products all around us and new ones are constantly entering the marketplace. This crisis is evident in many places with many different kinds of products. There are defective products in our homes, workplaces, hospitals, schools, medical clinics, and on the roads we drive.
For example, there are well over two million General Motors Cobalt motor vehicles with defective ignition switches on our roads today. This defect has already killed at least 13 people. Any one of these estimated 2.6 million motor vehicles could cause an accident today, exposing the driver and everyone nearby to a moving vehicle with no power brakes, power steering, or airbags. General Motors is slowly recalling them for repairs while refusing to issue a public safety “do not drive” or “park it now” recommendation to the motoring public. GM is trying to dodge liability in bankruptcy court, which is undoubtedly the first of many legal defenses it will eventually assert.