Our country has high national safety standards for products that are sold to consumers. Administered by Health Canada, the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act helps consumers make informed decisions about the goods they purchase and defines the obligations of industries and manufacturers to ensure the safety of their products.
While this Act applies to a number of different consumer products– including children’s toys, sporting goods, and household items– other products like motor vehicles and their parts, foods, and drugs are regulated by other federal laws. There is a high national safety standard to protect people across the country from defective products.
Manufacturers have a legal responsibility to ensure that their products will not cause harm to the people that purchase them. In accordance with the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, if a manufacturer knows one or more of its products may be defective and could cause physical harm to the people who use it, they have several obligations. These obligations include:
- Reporting consumer product safety incidents or defects that could be reasonably expected to result in harmful effects to Health Canada and the product’s suppliers.
- Preparing and maintaining retailer documentation so that unsafe products can be traced back to their source.
- Providing Health Canada with the findings of studies or tests proving that the product meets federal safety regulations.
- And more
In spite of these rigorous national safety protocols, defective, unsafe products can and do find their way into the homes of unsuspecting consumers. It is only reasonable for consumers to assume that, when shopping for everyday goods and products in Halifax, the items purchased will meet national safety regulations. Unfortunately, though, this is not always the case.
Nobody expects to be injured by an appliance, a toy, a piece of furniture, or any other run-of-the-mill item bought at a Halifax retailer. However, regulatory processes are not infallible. Oftentimes, when defective products that have the potential to cause people serious physical harm are released to market, their dangerous flaws are only realized after it is too late.
If you have been injured by an unsafe product, our Halifax defective products lawyers may be able to help you file a claim for damages resulting from your injuries.
At Preszler Injury Lawyers, our defective products lawyers in Halifax have a history of representing clients in product liability claims. Oftentimes, injuries resulting from defective products are caused by their manufacturer’s negligence. This negligence may be linked to:
- A product’s defective design
- Negligent manufacturing of the product
- Failure to warn consumers of the risks associated with the product’s use
- Improper testing of the product’s safety
- And more
Free Consultation for Halifax Residents – We Don’t Get Paid Unless We Win
To learn if you are eligible to pursue a product liability claim against the negligent manufacturer whose defective product caused you to sustain injuries, contact our defective products lawyers serving Halifax for a free, initial consultation. During this cost-free, no-obligation, first meeting with our Halifax defective products lawyers, you will have the opportunity to discuss the details of your claim, and learn about legal options for financial recovery that may be available to you.
Contact our defective products lawyers serving Halifax today to book your free, initial consultation.