Many consumers may purchase a multitude of products and goods every year and they may expect manufacturers to thoroughly test these items before allowing them to be placed on store shelves. While there may be rules and regulations regarding product testing procedures, that does not mean that faulty or defective items do not make it past this stage. There may be numerous scenarios in which defective products may reach the hands of consumers in California and some of these items could pose a threat to one’s well-being.
Types of defects
There are several ways product defects can occur, one of which may pertain to flaws in the design of goods and design flaws can prove hazardous under many scenarios. One example could involve flaws in the design of vehicle parts, as this could affect the safety of a vehicle and pose a threat to drivers and passengers. Flaws can also occur during the manufacturing process, which may lead to improper parts or assembly.
Defects can also arise if products are subjected to any form of contamination during manufacturing. If these items are made available for purchase, consumers could be at high risk of exposure to hazardous substances. Companies may also be required to include information on any potential safety risks on product labels and failure to do so could also place the safety of consumers in jeopardy.
Any type of defective product could place the safety and well-being of consumers at substantial risk. Those who suffer serious or long-term injuries due to dangerous defects might consider consulting with an attorney for advice on their available legal avenues and on the best course of action with which to proceed. An attorney in California can address a client’s injuries and financial needs and assist in preparing to pursue the full amount of restitution to which he or she is entitled to receive through a product liability claim.