When a product poses a genuine risk to consumers, it is—in the best of all situations—recalled from the market before anyone is hurt. In July of 2011, for instance, the Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled Adventure Playsets and Swingsets from the market. These products were made of wood that was found to weaken after use. Because they posed a very real fall hazard to the children using them, they were removed from the market and existing customers were asked to contact Adventure Playsets so that they can get a repair set that fixes the issue.
This is an example of how product liability law protects consumers, along with a government agency that enforced the manufacturer's obligation to their customers. In this example, only one child was claimed to have been injured by the product, but the issue is being addressed and there will hopefully be no more injuries that result from it.