Boots Issues Recall Following Defective Medicine Bottle Safety Fears

Boots issues recall following defective medicine bottle safety fearsBoots recently recalled some of its medicines because of a manufacturing fault with the bottles’ tamper seals that could have caused the liquids within to become contaminated with plastic.

Although there are currently no reports that anyone has suffered any health problems as a result of this fault, a number of cough and cold medicines and some children’s paracetamol, ibuprofen and gripe medicines that have been bought since September – all of which are from the Boots Pharmaceuticals range – have now been recalled. Anyone with any questions is advised to either ask staff in a Boots shop or call 0800 915 0004. Boots will offer a full refund.

Defective products and personal injury claims

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency has confirmed that nobody has been injured as a result, Boots is right to issue a product recall if there is any risk at all to the public’s health. Defective products can cause serious injuries and product recalls will ensure that the company avoids personal injury claims caused by these defects – and with some of the potentially defective medicine including products for infants, the consequences could have been particularly catastrophic.

If a product becomes defective as part of the manufacturing or handling process, and someone is injured as a result of this defect, then the injured party could be able to claim compensation. At Clearwater Solicitors, we are experts in product liability claims and other faulty product claims, and will do all we can to ensure you receive the compensation you should.

If you want to make a defective product claim, there are a few things you should keep in mind:

–          You will need to be able to demonstrate that you were injured as a result of the defective product. As a result, you will have to go to the doctor to have your injuries examined by a medical professional.

–          There is a three-year statute of limitations for personal injury claims. This means you should make a claim within three years of the date you realised you had been injured due to a defective product. There are exceptions to this rule, so don’t hesitate to contact our no win no fee solicitors for free, no-obligation advice.

–          You may need evidence to support your claim, such as receipts, the defective product itself, witness statements and expenses. We can advise you on the evidence you may require and help you obtain it.

Not only can a product liability claim ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries, but it will also draw attention to the defective product, compelling the manufacturer or distributor to deal with the problem, which will prevent other people from suffering the same injuries you suffered in the future.

To find out more information, or to discuss your injuries with our personal injury solicitors, just give us a call on our freephone number at 08000 430 430. Alternatively, fill in our handy online enquiry form and we will get back in touch with you as soon as we can.