Defective Products

People are injured every day from defective products. These products can range from something relatively small and inconsequential, to a serious malfunction that results in injury or even death. Products can include faulty household items, medicines, food and toys to name a few. The defect can come from a mistake with the design of the product, or an error that occurred during the manufacturing process. Companies across the United States and beyond sell millions of products annually, collecting billions of dollars in profit. These companies have a legal, ethical and moral obligation to ensure that these products are safe for the consumers.

It is important to note that if there are any known dangers in using a product, or it poses any type of hazard, it must be clearly indicated on a warning label.  A failure to warn, or the actual failure of a product can be serious, causing injury or even death. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury due to a defective product, contact a New York defective product lawyer from The Schlemmer Firm for guidance and a free consultation. You could be entitled to compensation for your injuries including reimbursement for medical expenses, loss of income, as well as compensation for pain and suffering.

Generally, a defective product claim deals with the following:

  • Failure to Warn: The product did not have a warning label, or the label was insufficient to warn the consumer of the safety hazard which caused physical injury;

  • Design Defect: A defect occurred in the product during the design process, which has resulted in serious injury or;

  • Manufacturing Defect: A defect in the product occurred during manufacture and has resulted in a serious injury or death.

In the U.S., the Consumer Product Safety Commission is responsible for protecting the American public from unfit or faulty consumer products. The good news is that according to their statistics, there has been a significant reduction in product defect incidents. Unfortunately despite this good news, there are still defective products released into the marketplace every day. Some well-known defective products have included:

  • Child safety seats

  • Automobiles

  • Tires

  • Baby swings

  • Food products

  • Space heaters

  • Vehicle roll-overs

Defective product cases can be difficult to prove. If you have been injured by a defective product, it is important you speak with Mr. Schlemmer as soon as possible. Call 212-390-8030 or toll free at 888-458-8500 for assistance.

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