If you have been injured by a product, you may have a claim to receive monetary compensation. As an American, you have a legal right to be able to use a consumer product or tool free from fear of unreasonable harm.
Even if a product is widely used, it may still be unfit for distribution in the chain of commerce. A product must meet a consumer's expectations, and be safe from foreseeable risk of danger. If a danger exists, it must be warned and protected against.