The companies that design, manufacture, package, advertise, import, and distribute non-commercial consumer items have a responsibility to follow federal safety guidelines. The Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) mandates nationwide regulations for these companies that must be adhered to in order to reduce the risks of injury-causing accidents.
That is why it is generally believed that the items purchased from local stores and online retailers should be safe to bring into consumers’ homes and use in accordance with the products’ advertised safety instructions. Unfortunately, in some instances, the people and companies responsible for following federally mandated safety regulations do not always do so. When this happens, unsuspecting consumers could be accidentally and grievously injured.
If an unsafe, defective product is released for sale to the general public, it is often the result of negligence somewhere in its process of being manufactured or distributed. Negligence can occur in various ways. For example, manufacturers might:
As soon as a manufacturer becomes aware that one of the items they have made available for sale is defective and hazardous to human health, they are required by law to alert the proper authorities. Doing so can trigger a nationwide recall, advisory, and safety alert to try safeguarding the physical well-being of consumers who might otherwise purchase the dangerous item. Failing to do so could put lives at risk, and could be considered negligence.
Being injured by a defective product can be a shocking and unnerving product. Oftentimes, the items in question are totally mundane and commonplace, making the injury-causing event all the more shocking and unbelievable. Furthermore, it is not always clear to injured accident victims that their incident was the result of someone else’s negligence, rather than some random fluke.
That is why, if you were injured by a non-commercial consumer item, it is essential to contact a legal professional as soon as possible. Our Cochrane defective products lawyers may be able to trace the source of the product’s dangerous defects to the liable party in order to hold them accountable. By doing so, our defective products lawyers may be able to help you get compensation for damages you have incurred as a result.
To speak with our Cochrane defective products lawyers and learn whether you might be entitled to pursue legal action, contact us today and schedule a free initial consultation on your case.
In addition to offering all prospective clients a free initial consultation, our defective products lawyers serving Cochrane do our best to remove financial barriers to accessing our legal services by working on a contingency-fee basis. That means you will not be required to pay a cent unless we win your case.
To review the details of your case in a cost-free, no-obligation first meeting, call our Cochrane defective products lawyers and take your first step towards justice.
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