Sometimes, despite the rigorous series of checks and balances a product must undergo before being sold to the public, unsafe, defective products make their way into the homes of unsuspecting consumers. In many cases, people who have purchased defective products are not aware of the dangers posed by their newly bought items until it has caused them physical harm.
In order for products to be made available for sale anywhere in the country, they first must undergo regulatory processes to ensure that, if used correctly and in accordance with any pertinent instructions or advertised safety precautions, the items purchased will not pose a danger to the people that buy them. National safety guidelines outlined by Health Canada are in place to regulate businesses that manufacture, import, sell, advertise, package, label, or test consumer products within the country.
The safety measures and protocols outlined in the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) apply to a variety of non-commercial goods and supplies. These include domestic items (e.g. appliances, furniture, etc.) recreational items (e.g. children’s toys, games, etc.) and sports-related items (e.g. equipment, gear, etc.). The safety regulations legislated by the CCPSA are intended to identify products that pose a possible danger to human health and safety, and to prevent their sale to the general public to avoid accidental fatalities, as well as severe, life-altering injuries.
If you have been injured by a defective product, it is possible that negligence on the part of its manufacturer was responsible. In these types of cases, negligence can often 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
In accordance with the CCPSA, if a manufacturer realizes their consumer product has potentially dangerous defects, they must take reasonable action to report the hazard to Health Canada, as well as any suppliers that have distributed the product for sale. That way, customers can be warned about their defective item, and a recall on the product can be issued. Failing to take thorough, immediate safety precautions to safeguard the public from the dangerous product they have manufactured can lead unsuspecting consumers to sustain serious injuries.
If you sustained injuries because of an unsafe product you purchased, our defective products lawyers serving Madawaska County may be able to provide you with crucial assistance and advice. By working with our Madawaska County defective products lawyers, you may be able to recover financial compensation for damages you incurred or will incur in the future because of the injuries you sustained.
To discuss your situation and learn if you might be eligible to pursue a civil claim for damages, schedule a free initial consultation with Preszler Injury Lawyers.
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Without the assistance of our defective products lawyers sering Madawaska County, it could be difficult to prove that the injuries you sustained were the result of a product manufacturer’s negligence. Our Madawaska County defective products lawyers have experience investigating product liability claims and compiling relevant, compelling evidence to help the clients we represent recover the compensation they are duly owed.
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