Most consumers believe that the products they purchase will be safe for use. No one anticipates being physically harmed while using an everyday item or appliance. Indeed, when using any type of everyday household product in accordance with any explicit safety guidelines, the consumers that purchased them should not sustain injuries.
The notion that the products we buy and use every day should be safe is something we may all take for granted. However, national safety regulations, procedures, and guidelines imposed by Health Canada on businesses across the country exist specifically to reduce the risk of harm to human health. Safety measures and protocols outlined in the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) apply to businesses across the country that manufacture, import, sell, advertise, package, label, and test the following non-commercial consumer products:
- Domestic items (e.g. appliances, furniture, etc.)
- Recreational items (e.g. children’s toys, games, etc.)
- Sports items (e.g. equipment, gear, safety pads, etc.)
- And possibly more
However, despite the nationwide regulations in place, sometimes defective, potentially dangerous products can go unnoticed, making their way through the chain of production, onto the shelves of retailers, and into the hands of unsuspecting consumers. If a product is designed in a defective manner, if there was an error in the manufacturing process, if its safety testing was conducted incorrectly, dangerous, injurious, and even fatal accidents can occur. Additionally, if a product’s packaging, labelling, or included safety instructions fail to sufficiently communicate the risks associated with the product’s improper use, uninformed users could seriously be seriously hurt.
While all of these occurrences may constitute negligence, in many cases, manufacturers are not aware of the dangers associated with their products until it is too late and consumers have already sustained injuries. As soon as a manufacturer learns about a product’s defects, they are required to alert Health Canada so that a cross-country recall can be issued. Failure to take appropriate actions upon learning about a dangerous product defect could also be considered negligence.
Negligent manufacturers whose wrongful conduct caused an unsuspecting consumer to sustain injuries may be liable for damages resulting from their injuries. If you were injured by a defective product, Preszler Injury Lawyers may be able to provide beneficial legal advice and assistance.
Our defective products lawyers serving Edmundston are committed to helping injured members of the community get the justice they deserve. If you are eligible to pursue a civil claim for damages, our Edmundston defective products lawyers may be able to help you recover damages you have incurred as a result of a manufacturer’s negligence, as well as damages you may incur in the future.
To learn more about whether you may be entitled to financial compensation, schedule your free initial consultation with our defective products lawyers serving Edmundston.
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Our Edmundston defective products lawyers offer a free initial consultation to all prospective clients. During this cost-free no-obligation first meeting, you will have the opportunity to review the details of your case and learn about legal options for financial recovery that may be available to you.
To learn if you may be eligible to pursue a civil claim against the negligent manufacturer of a defective product, schedule your free initial consultation with Preszler Injury Lawyers today.