If the manufacturer of a potentially dangerous product learns that the item they have made available for sale to the public is defective and hazardous to human health, they are required to alert federal authorities. Only after doing so can a nationwide recall, advisory, and safety alert be issued in an effort to reduce the scope of the product’s potential harm.
However, if a product manufacturer fails to comply with this duty, the consequences can be severe.
Throughout the country, the manufacturing, packaging, advertising, importation, and distribution of non-commercial consumer items is regulated by the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA). The companies that assemble, import, and sell domestic, recreational, and sports items to people across the nation are required to comply with strict safety protocols and guidelines.
Sometimes, though, potentially dangerous products that do not meet federal safety standards are made available to consumers. Oftentimes, this occurs because of negligence somewhere in the chain of production. And when defective products are released to the public, unsuspecting consumers can sustain severe injuries, or even lose their lives as a result.
Negligence can occur in the cycle of production in a variety of ways. Examples of manufacturer negligence that could lead to injuries resulting from the use of defective products could include:
The people who purchase items from local stores and online retailers should feel safe that their regular use will not cause them or their loved ones harm. Sadly, because of a product manufacturer’s negligence or their failure to warn the public about the risks associated with their products, innocent Edmonton residents could sustain serious injuries in totally unforeseen accidents.
If you were injured by a hazardous, non-commercial consumer item, our Edmonton defective products lawyers may be able to help you. By working with our defective products lawyers serving Edmonton, you may be able to recover damages you have incurred as a result of the injuries you sustained, as well as damages you might incur in the future.
Our Edmonton defective products lawyers are passionate about providing crucial legal assistance to injured members of the local community and about holding negligent product manufacturers accountable for their wrongful actions. To discuss your case and learn if you might be eligible to pursue a civil claim, call our defective products lawyers serving Edmonton today and receive a free initial consultation.
Being injured by a defective product can be a confusing, physically demanding, and overwhelming time in a person’s life. Our Edmonton defective products lawyers know that you have questions.
To learn about options for financial compensation that might be available to you, take advantage of a free initial consultation with our defective products lawyers serving Edmonton and receive personalized legal advice. To review your options, contact us today.
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