Types of Product Defects
We rely on hundreds of different consumer products to get us through each day. Foodstuffs, cars, clothes, even toys and beauty products are all parts of most people’s lives. When we buy a product, we should reasonably expect it to be safe and not cause harm. Sadly, though, it does not always do as it is should.
When an unsafe or defective product causes an injury to you or someone you love, the manufacturer may be liable for these injuries. There are three main types of product defects for which a company may be held liable:
- Design flaws – before a product is even made, it can have a design flaw. This is a problem in the original plans for the item which contributes to its ability to cause harm to a person.
- Manufacturing defects – these are problems that happen during the manufacturing process. This can affect many things, such as the thousands of toys that were recalled for containing lead paint, or only a small number of items that suffered a flaw.
- Misleading labels – if the marketing team fails to properly label the product, it can hurt you or someone you love. Labels with improper instructions, no warning about harmful ingredients, or risks regarding product use can lead to injuries.
Consumer products should be safe, or they should at least warn us about latent dangers that relate to the use of the product. When a company fails to properly design, manufacture, or label a product, it can result in injuries. If you or someone you know has been injured by a product, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
For more information regarding product liability and other forms of personal injury law, contact the Wisconsin personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today by calling 800-242-2874.