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Viral Video of Woman Who Put Gorilla Glue in Her Hair Raises Product Liability Questions

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IL injury lawyerEveryone makes decisions that they later regret. For one woman, the choice to substitute Gorilla Glue Spray Adhesive for her usual hairspray is one decision that may stick with her for the rest of her life. In a video originally featured on the popular social media platform TikTok, the woman explained that the glue left her hair tightly affixed to her scalp for over a month. The viral video has created a good deal of controversy across the internet. Some say that the woman has no one to blame but herself for the sticky situation while others point to misleading labels and insufficient product warnings as the cause of the problem. Regardless of fault, the issue brings up important questions about product liability.

Product Manufacturers and Designers Owe a Legal Duty to Consumers

Product liability law deals with the legal obligations that product manufacturers, designers, and retailers have to consumers. Parties must ensure that their products do not contain defects that may put consumers at an unreasonable risk of injury. Product liability claims are typically brought under the legal theories of strict liability, negligence, or breach of warranty. An individual may have a valid product liability claim if a defective product caused him or her injury and the injury led to damages.

Product liability claims may be based on:

  • Defective manufacturing – Errors made during the creation or assembly of a product can cause the product to be unsafe for consumers. The most common ground for a product liability claim is defective manufacture of the product.
  • Defective design – Sometimes, a product is unsafe because the product’s design is inherently unsafe to begin with. Some examples of design defects include children’s toys with unreasonable choking hazards, products containing toxic substances, or products that are excessively flammable.
  • Defective marketing – Marketing defects occur when a product contains improper labeling, inadequate instructions, or insufficient warnings about potential dangers associated with the product.

Some sources claim that the woman who used Gorilla Glue on her hair plans to bring a product liability lawsuit against the company. If she does proceed with the rumored lawsuit, the suit would most likely be based on an allegation of defective marketing due to insufficient product warnings.

Contact a Lake County Product Liability Attorney

When a defective product causes someone to be injured or killed, the injured person or the deceased person’s surviving loved ones may bring a product liability claim against the at-fault party. If you were hurt because of an unsafe product, contact a Lake County product liability lawyer from Salvi & Maher, L.L.C. to discuss your legal options. Call our office at 847-662-3303 for a free, confidential consultation.




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