It is the duty of those that sell goods to design and manufacture products that not only perform properly, but also perform safely. When companies fall short of that obligation, product liability laws apply.
Products purchased from any retail store, wholesaler, supermarkets, or even specialty outlets are all manufactured with an implicit guarantee that the product is not defective.
There are three drivers to consider when determining whether fault lies
A defective design claim argues that a mistake was made in the design of a product making it inherently dangerous. These products create a risk of harm when used as intended or when used for another reasonably foreseeable purpose. If an alternative design could have avoided the problem, it is the duty of the manufacturer to construct it accordingly.
A defective manufacture claim argues that a defect was created during the assembly and construction phase. The mistake can occur anytime during the process, and may only affect one item; nevertheless the manufacturer is liable for failing to remove the product before it reaches the consumer.
A failure to warn claim argues that a defect resulted from insufficient or non-existent warning. A lack of clear and visible instructions, precautions or warnings can lead to products being used in unsafe ways, which is why companies must take reasonable steps to provide this information and avoid dangerous outcomes.
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