We live in a complex and technical world in which we expect the products we purchase and use to be designed and manufactured in such a manner that they are safe for our use. We also expect that the sellers and manufacturers of products will give us reasonable warnings of dangerous propensities of their products.
A defective product is any product that causes injury to a person due to faulty labeling, a design defect, or defective manufacturing. Generally, the law that governs defective products is referred to as "product liability." This area of law refers to the responsibility held by the manufacturer, designer, distributor, or retailer of any consumer product to ensure that it does not cause harm to the consumer.
Common Product Defects Include:
Design Defects - defects of this nature are present in the product from the beginning, even before it is manufactured. Essentially it means that the design of the product is inherently unsafe and that every item of that design that is produced will be defective in the same way.
Manufacturer Defects - defects of this type result from some abnormality in the manufacturing process and are more of a statistical exception in the manufacturing or assembly than the norm for that particular product.
Marketing Defects - defects or flaws in the way the product is marketed like improper labeling, insufficient instructions, or inadequate safety warnings.
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"Product Liability" is a legal term used to describe the liability of a manufacturer, distributor, and seller for any injury to a buyer caused by a defective product.
It is not the duty of a manufacturer to make a product that is accident-proof. However, the law of product liability is designed to protect the user from injury by a product that is unreasonably dangerous or is manufactured in such a fashion that the danger is hidden or concealed from the buyer.