In a recent class action lawsuit, Brazilian gunmaker Forjas Taurus SA has agreed to pay $30 million to consumers in exchange for admitting no culpability in the matter of the defective guns it manufactured. It’s just another example of how companies who place profits ahead of safety need to be held accountable. If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, you need an experienced attorney on your side. Please contact the Alabama defective product lawyers at Long & Long today at 251-432-2277 to schedule your free case consultation.
Plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit alleged that at least nine of Taurus’s firearms suffered from a faulty safety mechanism, which resulted in the injury of an Alabama man when his PT-111 Millennium fired after he dropped it on the floor.
As part of the settlement, consumers who purchased one of the faulty products may return them to Taurus for a refund. They will also receive an extended warranty. The affected firearms models include the following
- PT-111 Millennium
- PT-132 Millennium
- PT-138 Millennium
- PT-140 Millennium
- PT-145 Millennium
- PT-745 Millennium.
Taurus does not admit any product liability related to the faulty firearms the company sold. The company is, however, no stranger to defective product lawsuits, having previously settled other cases involving serious injury. Recently, the São Paulo State Military Police recalled nearly 100,000 Taurus pistols after officers discovered that they could fire their weapons without even pulling the trigger.
Companies who place profits ahead of safety need to be held accountable for their actions. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury because of a faulty product, please contact Long & Long today at 251-432-2277 to speak with one of our Alabama defective product lawyers.