Defective And Dangerous Products
When consumers purchase a product, they expect that the company has taken all necessary precautions in designing and manufacturing that product to ensure its safety. This is not always the case. When a product is defective, injuries and even death can result. A company should never place its profits above the consumer’s safety.
There are two types of product defects: design defects and manufacturing defects. A design defect is usually a larger issue since all of the products will have that same defect, possibly affecting a larger amount of people. This defect arises at the first stage of the product’s development. The court weighs several factors when determining if a design defect exists and is actionable. A manufacturing defect comes into play during the assembly of a product, especially if machinery is used for mass production. Auto defects and medical device defects tend to have to most widespread and harmful impact.
Keep an eye on recalls that apply to any products you own, especially your vehicles. You can search for a recalled product HERE.
If you have been injured by a defective product, you should try your best to preserve the product if it is safe to do so, seek medical attention, and speak with an attorney.