There are a number of different products that people can use throughout their day to get them through. For example, the coffee maker is a household appliance that is in many homes all around the world. The car that people use to drive themselves to work after they drop off the kids at school. And let’s not forget all the many electrical devices that have manufacturers books with them, when you purchase them to use in your home or around your home each day.
You assume when you purchase a product or appliance, that appliance is going to work for you as it states it will. There are specific guidelines that a company must follow in order to be allowed to place their product on the market for consumers to purchase. These guidelines also include strict safety standards that will ensure the consumers safety while owning and/or using that product they purchased.
Product safety laws
When a consumer purchases an appliance, if that appliance causes injury, then that company can expect they will be questioned regarding the overall safety of that product including an investigation into how that product was made and how that product was sold.
Product liability claims when injured
Sometimes it is hard to avoid any defective products for a company. There is usually a small handful of products that reach consumers and have a flaw. There are three different types of defects a consumer who has been injured can hold a manufacturer, a distributor, a retailer, and any other individual or company who is responsible for safety and who was compensated for your purchase liable:
Some products are defected before they even reach the manufacturing stage. Even if a product is manufactured properly, the design could still cause the product to fail, causing an injury to an innocent consumer.
Another issue that could arise is if there was something that occurred while in the process of being manufactured. This type of defect can also be unintentional while it is in the production phrase and go unnoticed. The result for the consumer could be a failure of a product by an inspector before it is boxed up for shipment because they were busy or someone was talking to them. These types of defects are simply defects that are usually overlooked.
Failure to warn defects
A manufacture has the responsibility to arm consumers with knowledge of their product and give them directions on how to safely operate that product without harm. Some examples of that could be if the product contains a substance that consumers could possibly be allergic to, such as peanut oil.
Making a claim against sellers of defective products
If you have purchased a product that may have been defective in some form, what do you do? You may wish to file a claim against the distributor of that product or against the seller of that product. Retailers as well as distributors have a responsibility to warn consumers if there may be a hazard or if there is a danger in using a certain product.
Personal injury lawyers handling complex cases
While these types of claims can be very complex at times, it is important that you hire a Personal Injury Lawyer in Mississauga who has the knowledge of negligence and defective product laws.