Posted On June 21, 2017 In Helpful Information
Product manufacturers creating products that have the potential to cause harm or serious injury are under obligation to make sure consumers are aware of these safety risks. Instructions that do not demonstrate how to use a product safely, or don’t address potential safety hazards associated with the product may be illegal. These defects are known as marketing defects. Another type of defect is a design defect, which happens when the manufacturer makes a dangerous product that is hazardous even when used properly. The third kind is a manufacturing defect, which happens when a manufacturer makes an error creating the product, causing a hazard that was not included in the product design.
If a manufacturer finds out about a safety hazard involving their product, they are required to submit that information to a government agency responsible for consumer safety in their industry. The manufacturer or government agency then must make a campaign to notify as many consumers of the product that they can. They do this through posting on their website, sending letters, media coverage, or electronic notifications like emails. Due to the scope of products that are sold and re-sold, all users of the recalled product will likely not be able to receive notification.
A product can be unsafe for several reasons. A product can be inherently unsafe and lack safety instructions, contain a manufacturing defect that causes hazards, or has instructions that do not detail proper safe usage of a product. In the event of a product liability case, having a Lufkin product safety attorney can help you stand up against huge manufacturing corporations. Many recalls are not formed about until a consumer files a complaint, and a product manufacturer will often try to offer the minimum amount of coverage for the damages they caused.
Lufkin personal injury attorneys at Mike Love & Associates, LLC are dedicated to fight for the best coverage in unsafe product damage cases.
At Mike Love & Associates, LLC, we review your situation for free and spell out every option that may be available to you. If we can’t help there is no charge.