When a person purchases a consumer item from a local store or online retailer, they rarely anticipate that regular use of that product will result in serious injuries. Instead, most people inherently believe that the things they buy will be safe for them to use.
Indeed, the federal government imposes strict safety measures on companies that manufacture, package, advertise, import, and distribute the following products:
These companies are required to abide by the safety guidelines mandated in the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA). These companies have a legal duty of care to future consumers, and must take preventative precautions to reduce the risk of harm to public health.
However, as a result of various forms of negligence throughout the chain of production, consumer products may be made available for public sale with dangerous defects, misleading labels, or incorrect safety instructions. When these errors or omissions occur, the very lives of unsuspecting consumers could be put at risk.
Negligence in the chain of production can take on various forms. Common examples of manufacturer negligence that could ultimately be responsible for unintended consumer injuries include:
As soon as a product manufacturer becomes aware that one of their consumer items is defective or potentially unsafe for use, they must alert the proper authorities so that a cross-country recall, advisory, and safety alert can be issued. If they do not take this crucial step, they could be considered negligent.
Unfortunately, by the time a manufacturer becomes aware of dangerous defects in the consumer items they design, assemble, distribute, package, or advertise, it is often not until someone has already sustained injuries. By taking legal action against the negligent product manufacturer, consumers may be able to help other potential victims avoid being injured and recover the compensation to which they should be entitled.
By working with our Medicine Hat defective products lawyers, you may be able to hold the negligent manufacturer accountable for their actions and receive compensation for your injuries. To learn more, contact us today and receive a free initial consultation on your case.
Our defective products lawyers serving Medicine Hat do our best to make the process of pursuing justice as straightforward and inexpensive as possible. At Preszler Injury Lawyers, all prospective clients receive a cost-free, no-obligation initial consultation. Additionally, if you are eligible to pursue a claim, you will not be required to pay for our services unless we win your case.
If you have been injured by a defective product, you only have a limited amount of time in which to act. To learn more about working with our Medicine Hat defective products lawyers, call us today to schedule your free initial consultation.
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