The drawer pulls in our kitchen look like this:
A couple days ago, the cuff of my wife's pants snagged on the bottom drawer pull and she fell hard on her hip. She's going to spend a week in the hospital and a couple weeks in rehab with 3 fractures to her pelvis.
I'm not really interested in hunting down the manufacturer and suing them for a billion bucks. But now that the danger is in front of my face, it seems like this sort of thing could (and probably has) happened a lot. I googled around a bit and there are a good number of complaints about these "bar pulls catching clothes." I didn't find anyone complaining of injury, however.
I think these things are dangerous and I'd like to work on making them go away. A lawsuit against one manufacturer only stops one manufacturer and I think there are probably many. How does one go about getting a product recalled and taken off the market? My wife is 58 years old and exercises, so she'll rebound fairly well. But how many 70-year-old women with osteoporosis wearing loose sweatpants have drawer pulls like this? It could be that a number of hip fractures have been unknowingly caused by these drawer pulls.
So I would like advice on what to do. There are two goals: Informing the public of the danger and removing the danger. What are the paths toward these goals?
Edits: I'm in Texas. I don't "reject" the lawsuit approach, it's just not my motivation. I was hoping that someone more knowledgeable about law things would tell me about various avenues through which I can pursue this. Sure, one avenue is to get one of those billboard/accident lawyers and milk the company for as much as we can shake them down for. There must be other legal paths that aren't so sleazy.