In a press statement, the President of Trinity Highway Products, Gregg Mitchell, has announced that Trinity Industries is stopping the sale and shipment of its ET-Plus guardrail system following the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) request for additional crash tests due to safety concerns, a report by ABC News stated on October 25.
The FHWA’s investigation stemmed from reports that the changes made by the company to the ET-Plus have caused the safety device to buckle up and pierce through vehicles during head-on guardrail crashes, making the occupants at higher risk of injuries, and tragically, even death.
The company has also recently been asked by the courts to pay $175 million for defrauding the government about the changes it made to the safety device.
Upon learning about their product’s propensity to injure due to a defective design, some manufacturers still fail to take the measures necessary to ensure consumer safety. At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® we help victims of such products in Milwaukee seek financial compensation by filing a lawsuit against the manufacturer involved. To learn more about your options, call us at (414) 271-0900 today.