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Key product defects that could lead to injury

On Behalf of | Jun 24, 2024 | Defective Products

Defective products injure people on a consistent basis. They are a major cause for concern because there could be thousands or even millions of products in circulation before the danger comes to light. This means that many different consumers could be injured by the same product – and the same defect. However, from one case to the next, these defects may be very different.

Below are a few examples of the primary types of defects and how they could be dangerous.

Design defects

Some products have design defects. They were designed in a way that is inherently dangerous, even when they are assembled and used correctly. An example of this is how a circular saw typically has a retractable guard to protect the user. If a saw was designed without a guard, the blade would constantly be exposed, leading to unnecessary risks.

Manufacturing defects

Some defects happen during manufacturing, when the products are created. For instance, say that the saw was designed correctly, with a guard. However, the guard simply wasn’t attached when the saw was assembled. There’s no design defect, but the end result is the same.

Label defects

Finally, there can be labeling defects, such as a lack of proper warning labels or instructions. An example of this would be a medication that doesn’t have warnings about possible side effects or instructions for the dose a person should take.

Those who have suffered harm due to defective products need to know how to seek financial compensation. This can help them cover their medical bills, lost wages and other related costs.