Types of Product Defects
As consumers, we rely on a variety of different products to help us complete our daily tasks. For example, we use appliances to help us cook, toys to keep us entertained, and cars to get us from place to place. While the majority of these products perform exactly as expected, others have serious defects that can cause injury and even death.
You should be able to trust the items around you to help, not harm. However, products can suffer from several different types of defects that can result in injury. If you or someone you know has been injured by a defective product, call the Danville personal injury attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C., today at (217) 443-4343.
Some products are doomed to failure before they are even manufactured. When problems with the original design of a product make it inherently dangerous on its own, these are called design flaws. Design flaws will affect a whole product line, since everything comes from the original blueprint.
When components used to make a product are toxic or themselves defective, this can result in some manufactured items being dangerously flawed. These are called manufacturing defects. Examples of these include “lemon” cars and toys with lead-based paint, which may only affect one product or one batch of the products.
Improper labeling, or failure to warn, occurs when the marketing team does not properly warn a consumer of the dangers involved in using a certain product. For instance, home cleaners should include lists of toxic ingredients, and toys with small parts should warn parents of choking hazards.
The area of law known as product liability involves proving that a product is dangerous due to design flaws, manufacturing defects, or improper labeling. If you or someone you know has been injured by a consumer product, you should speak to an attorney about building your case. For more information, contact the Danville product liability lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., today at (217) 443-4343.