As a product liability lawyer TN trusts, I know faulty products cause a great deal of harm to many Americans. Even though federal laws exist to protect consumers, faulty products still cause deaths, injury, and property damage. According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, consumer products cause more than $1 trillion in damage every year. In some cases, manufacturers actually know a product is defective and still fail to report it to the CPSC.
I am not trying to scare you. I’m telling you this for the safety of you and your family. In most cases, it’s not a product itself that is dangerous. Rather, it’s the potential product defects that can turn a useful device into a hazardous one.
Here are the three most dangerous defects to watch out for in every product you buy:
Manufacturing defects are errors that occurr during the construction or making of a product that could prove dangerous to you and your family. Often, not all the products will be dangerous, just those with the problem caused during manufacturing.
For example, let’s say you purchased a hair dryer that has an improperly installed transistor. This manufacturing defect poses a fire hazard and risk of electrical shock.
A design defect means the product was poorly designed or not tested properly. In this case, all products of that make and model are usually defective and dangerous.
For example, let’s say a ladder is constructed of lightweight aluminum, which can bend easily. This means that, even if every ladder is assembled correctly, they could still create a very dangerous situation for consumers.
Marketing defects result from flaws in the way a product is marketed. This happens when the manufacturer fails to provide proper warning labels or clear instructions to help consumers avoid injuries.
For example, let’s say you purchased a drug that fails to properly warn users of potentially hazardous side effects.
This happened with Actos, a drug designed to treat type 2 diabetes. Actos didn’t properly warn potential users about the possibility of developing bladder cancer from using the drug, even though the company supposedly knew the risks.
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