Every year, thousands of consumers sustain serious injuries from unsafe products that include tires, seat belts, child safety seats, medical devices and more. Some of these products are “recalled” by manufacturers and some are not. Either way, the fact remains that many of these injuries could have been avoided if manufacturers or distributors had taken additional steps to ensure consumer safety.
There are three types of product defects that involve manufacturers and suppliers: design defects, manufacturing defects and defects in marketing. Design defects exist before the product is manufactured. While the product might serve its purpose, it may be unreasonably dangerous to use due to a design flaw. Manufacturing defects occur during the construction or production of the item. In this case, only a few products of the same type may be flawed. Defects in marketing deal with improper instructions and a failure to warn consumers of potential or hidden dangers.
Slack & Davis products liability attorneys have successfully represented plaintiffs in cases and lawsuits against manufacturers and distributors of defective or unsafe consumer products. If you have questions about serious injuries caused by defective or poorly designed products, please contact the products liability attorneys at Slack & Davis.
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