Types of Product Defects
The creation and production of a new consumer product involves several important steps, such as design, manufacturing, and marketing. Although countless safe, defect-free products are placed on the market all the time, problems at any of these three steps can lead to the creation of a dangerous product which could harm innocent consumers.
Many types of product defects, from contaminated food to toys made with toxic materials, lead to massive recalls that are meant to protect consumers. Sadly, though, some people are still injured from the flawed products. If you have suffered due to injury from a defective product, you should contact a Detroit product liability lawyer from Ravid & Associates, P.C., today at (866) 644-6587 to discuss the facts of your case.
Potential Sources of Flawed Products
Product flaws can affect a whole line of items or just a few, depending on the source of a product defect. There are several basic types of product defects, including:
- Design flaws
- Manufacturing defects
- Misleading labels
Design flaws are inherent in the original design plan, so they will affect every product produced from that plan. Manufacturing defects can only occur in the group of items made in one particular factory. Lastly, a product itself may have been properly manufactured, but misleading labels may not warn you of any toxic ingredients or choking hazards present in the item.
Consumer products are meant to be safe and helpful, but defects can make them dangerous. If you have been harmed by a flawed product, you should fight back against the company responsible for the item. To learn more about your legal options, contact a Detroit product liability attorney from Ravid & Associates, P.C. at (866) 644-6587 today.