Manufacturers are supposed to make quality products. Consumers trust the products they buy to be safe for themselves and loved ones. Defective products can be dangerous and cause injury and in some cases even death. Recalls happen when products are flawed and potentially a risk to the consumer. Products can be flawed for a variety of reasons. There are usually three types of product liability: defective design, defective manufacture, and failure to provide adequate warning.
A defectively manufactured product has incurred some flaw during the manufacturing process. This could be a bike with a cracked chain or a car with missing brakes. A defectively designed product occurs when a whole line of products is discovered to have a problem. An example of this could be a specific brand of heater. Failure to provide a proper warning is when a manufacturer fails to give adequate notice or instruction on how to use a product. This could be a pain relief medication that does not provide a sufficient warning about the side effects the drug can cause. This could also be a hazardous cleaning chemical that does not give adequate instruction on how to handle and use.
Recalls can often take place with certain vehicle types. We rely on our vehicles to be a safe means of transportation and trust that they will keep our loved ones and us safe when we use them. We use our cars to get to work, take our kids to school, run errands, and everything in between. Car manufacturers often send out recall notices because some error needs to be fixed with a particular car model. Recalls can not only be inconvenient, but they can also endanger the safety of you and your loved ones. Vehicle recalls can lead to an accident and severe injury, in some cases, even death.
Some car manufacturers knowingly distribute and sell cars and parts that are defective. Car companies have been known to cut corners and sell defective products to continue generating revenue. When you are buying a new car model, you should be cautious. A newer model may have unexpected recalls or defects.
When a consumer buys a product, they are trusting that the manufacturer made a quality product with care. They do not expect the product they buy to harm them or put their loved ones in danger. Here at Raynes Erickson, we believe in justice, and we will work hard to fight for it on your behalf. If you or a loved one has been injured because of a product defect, give us a call to learn more about your legal options.