Product Defects

by Gary Sernaker - Date: 2010-08-19 - Word Count: 362 Share This!

If every company lives up to the ideals that it sets for itself, then there would never be anything known as product defects. However, there are several companies who knowingly or otherwise don't invest the right amount of money in ensuring that every step of the production process is flawless. This relates to the actual production, safety protocol involved, the packaging and the transportation in a safe manner to retail outlets. It is for this very reason that there are a huge number of consumer protection organizations who ensure that companies take the responsibility of the product, in whatever state it reaches the public.

When the public makes a purchase, it does so under the assumption that they are safe with the product. However, each year, there are several people who are fatally injured or sometimes even killed due to faulty products.

A defect in a product can be at any level, a faulty design, a kink in the manufacturing process or the system of distribution. Additionally, there are chances that the product has unseen sharp edges or superfluous edges that can cause harm. A design defect is sometimes overlooked by the manufacturers and this can spell doom for the product as well as the person using it. Even with a good design, the manufacturing process can result in an unforeseen dangerous aspect being manifested. This often happens with low-quality materials or low-grade chemicals etc. A consumer is also entitled to be forewarned if there is potential danger in the use of a particular product. Product defects have to have the manufacturing companies responsible. Age of use has to be specified as is potential harm from the product. If the company realizes that there is danger in a recently released product they have to take all steps to handle it including recalling the product.

If you or a member of the family has suffered an injury because of a product defect, you have the right to file for compensation. But you will have to do so with the help of an experienced products defects lawyer. They will help you through the legalities of the process which can be a little convoluted to the average man.

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