In these competitive economic times, many companies that design and manufacture products are less concerned about the safety of the products that they produce and distribute to unsuspecting consumers and more concerned about their own profits.
As consumers, we expect that products available on store shelves are safe to use and have passed rigorous safety tests to ensure that they will not cause harm. However, it is not uncommon for a company to use inferior materials or take other shortcuts in an effort to increase their profit margin. Consumers are at risk of injury or even death as a result of using poor quality and defective products.
Common products that are found to be defective include:
- Medical drugs (both over the counter and prescription medications)
- Seat belts
- Brakes and other car components
- Food items
- Children’s toys
- Children’s safety products
- Infant car seats
- Baby gear such as bouncers, walkers, cribs, etc.
Any product can become defective during the design, manufacturing, distribution and storing process. Some products are designed poorly, while others are manufactured improperly. Food items and medical drugs are safe up until they have been stored too long, but many are sold after they expire. Regardless of how a product becomes defective, one thing is certain – consumers are the ones who suffer the consequences of defective products and companies need to be held liable for the products that they produce and distribute.
Delray Beach Personal Injury Attorney, Shane M. Farnsworth, understands the laws surrounding defective products and is available now to consult with you regarding your case. Contact him today to learn about your rights.