Products should be safe. Consumer groups have during the last several decades been successful in convincing manufacturers, distributors, and governmental entities that product safety is imperative, and that consumers must be protected from product defects. Many products now undergo rigorous testing before being marketed to the public. However, despite society’s focus on safety, dangerous products still reach the marketplace.
Manufacturers, distributors, and retailers can be liable for injury and death resulting from the use of such dangerous products. Liability is usually based on one of three things – a design defect, a manufacturing defect, or a failure to warn. A design defect occurs with the design of the product is not safe. The engineer or designer failed to design a product that, if manufactured properly, would be safe for the user of the product. A manufacturing defect occurs when a product might have a safe design, but due to faulty or poor manufacturing or quality control processes, the product is dangerous. Finally, a manufacturer might be liable for failing to warn a consumer about the proper use of a product. A manufacturer has a duty to provide to a consumer proper instructions in a product’s use.
Defective Product Resources
Here are link to a few sites related to product safety and/or defects:
Consumer Product Safety Commission Recalls and Product Safety News –
Underwriters Laboratories (Product Testing and Certification) –
Consumer’s Union Product Safety –
If you or a family member has been injured by a defective product, contact us for a case evaluation. Our law firm is located in Dallas, but we represent people beyond the Dallas-Fort Worth and North Texas areas. We will consider taking a case arising anywhere in Texas. Our local telephone number is (214) 670-9989, or you can reach us toll-free at (866) 670-9989. You can also complete the contact form above. If you would prefer to give more detailed information about your case, and you don’t have time to discuss it by telephone, feel free to complete this form – personal injury case submission form.