Defective Products and Negligence
When you purchase a product, you don’t expect it to cause injury to yourself or a loved one, but it happens. Defective products can be in the form of baby strollers, car tires, prescription drugs or medical devices, and they can lead to serious injury and death.
Safe and reliable products are essential for consumer confidence. Ontario law holds designers and manufacturers of defective or dangerous products accountable for their negligence and the damage their products inflict on consumers.
Manufacturers Have an Obligation to Consumers to Make Their Products Safe.
Occasionally, manufacturers place profits ahead of safety by pushing their products to market before they are fully tested. This sometimes leads to dangerous products that cause thousands of injuries in Canada every year.
Generally, there are three types of defects manufacturers can be held accountable for. They include defects in design, defects in manufacturing, and defects in marketing such as improper labeling for instructions or safety warnings.
A Few Types of Product Defects / Recalls
- Various Vehicles/Tires
- Different Food Types
- Child Car Seats / Baby Strollers
- Space Heaters
- Rock Salt Lamps
- Washing Machines
- Prescription Drugs
- Medical Devices
- Medical Procedures
- Talcum Powder
- Children’s Toys
- Lawn Mowers
For additional information on product safety in Canada, please visit Health Canada’s Consumer Project Safety page.
If you’ve been injured as a result of a defective product, you may have a legitimate claim against a manufacturer, retailer, or distributor. As an experienced personal injury law firm, we can assist you each step of the way through the claims process. Product liability cases often require expert testimony and need to demonstrate that your injuries were caused by a dangerous and defective product.
Curran Law Firm is committed to protecting your rights. For a Free Consultation, email us or call us at 519-250-5552.
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