Types of Product Defects
As consumers, we put our trust in the various products that we use to clean the house, make food, take us from place to place, and entertain us. Unfortunately, these products can sometimes fail in their unspoken promise to be safe, dependable items. There are three main types of product defects that can lead to injury and even death.
If you or someone you love has been injured by an improperly designed, manufactured, or labeled product, you may be entitled to receive financial compensation for your related losses. Call the Champaign personal injury attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C., today at (217) 328-2828 to discuss your case.
Some items are doomed before they even reach the production floor. When there is something wrong with the plan for a product that can contribute to injuries, this is called a design flaw. Design flaws affect an entire line of products, since they are all from the same blueprints or design plans.
If a product is created using hazardous materials, inferior components, or other such mistakes, this is considered a manufacturing defect. This type of problem may only affect one item or one batch of a product line, rather than all products.
Improper labeling, or failure to warn, occurs when a marketing team does not warn a consumer of hazardous parts or dangerous chemicals included in an item. For instance, toys will small parts should include a warning stating that some of the components present a choking hazard for children.
Proving product liability can help you or someone you know gain monetary recompense after a personal injury. For help, contact a Champaign product defect lawyer from Spiros Law, P.C., today at (217) 328-2828.