Across the country, businesses that manufacture, import, sell, advertise, package, label, and test non-commercial consumer products are required to comply with the safety regulations and guidelines outlined in the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA). The safety measures and protocols mandated within the CCPSA are structured to decrease the risks of harm to human health caused by defective products.
By adhering to nationally mandated safety practices, companies that manufacture and distribute non-commercial consumer products ensure that, if used in accordance with clearly outlined instructions, the items people purchase will not cause physical injuries. Unfortunately, on certain occasions, potentially dangerous defective products can make their way through the production and supply chains, and into the homes of unsuspecting consumers. When this happens, a manufacturer’s negligence can have disastrous consequences.
In product liability claims, at-fault manufacturers may be considered negligent for a variety of reasons. A manufacturer may be considered negligent if:
- The product was designed in a defective manner
- An error occurred during the manufacturing process
- The product’s safety testing was conducted incorrectly
- The product was mislabelled
- The product’s packaging and/or safety instructions did not adequately communicate risks associated with the product’s use
- The manufacturer failed to report the health hazard to Health Canada
- And possibly more
Often, manufacturers are not aware of a product’s dangerous defects until unsuspecting consumers have already purchased the item and sustained injuries as a result of using it. As soon as a manufacturer learns about a potentially harmful defect associated with their product, they have a responsibility to report the hazard to Health Canada so that a nationwide recall can be issued. Failure to do so may also be considered negligence.
When consumers are unexpectedly injured in an accident caused by a defective product, it can be difficult to know which steps to take next, or where to turn for accountability. If you were injured by a defective product, it may have been the result of its manufacturer’s negligence. If so, you may be entitled to financial compensation for damages you incurred as a result of your injuries. These damages may include:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation costs
- Ongoing medical care/in-home care
- Lost wages due to missed work
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Adjusted living expenses
- Pain and suffering
- And possibly more
By working with our defective products lawyers serving Bathurst you may be able to pursue legal action against the negligent manufacturer whose wrongful conduct endangered your safety, and the safety of countless other consumers. Our Bathurst defective products lawyers have a history of helping injured members of the local community receive the compensation they deserve.
To learn more about how our defective products lawyers serving Bathurst may be able to help with your case, call Preszler Injury Lawyers today and receive a free initial consultation.
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