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Design defects, ranging from defective harness systems on child car seats to hair dryers that dangerously overheat, cause million of injuries annually. These occur before the product is created, in the initial planning phase. Oftentimes, manufacturers catch these after products have been distributed for sale and have to launch a recall. The problem with recalls, however, is that 1) they often occur too late and 2) product owners may never hear of the recall.
These flaws result from mistakes or problems that take place during the actual production phase, and they may only affect a few specific items out of many properly working, safe products. One example of a manufacturing defect is a rolling office chair whose wheel disengages, causing the person in the chair to fall and injure her back. Like products with design defects, products with manufacturing defects are frequently recalled, albeit too late, in many cases.
This is all too common when it comes to safety crash testing. Most corporations test crashworthiness, safety belt effectiveness, and other elements at only 40 miles per hour and only in front-end crashes, rendering these tests inconclusive. Yet these standards have yet to be revised. Other examples include faulty electrical wiring and inefficient child restraint systems.
Marketing defects include improper labeling of products, insufficient instructions, or the failure to warn consumers of a product's hidden danger. A negligent or intentional misrepresentation regarding a product may also give rise to a product liability claim.
Some examples of problems that lead to a products liability claim include:
These are just some of the situations that can lead
to a product liability case. In addition, a product liability case is
often part of another case such as medical malpractice or personal
injury. Your lawyer should explore every option available when you are
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