Across the country, businesses that manufacture, import, sell, advertise, package, label, and test non-commercial consumer products are required to do so in accordance with federal safety regulations. By complying with the safety procedures and measures mandated by Health Canada and the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA), businesses may protect the public from defective products that may cause harm to the health of their consumers 

The safety measures outlined by the CCPSA apply to a number of non-commercial products, including:

  • 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

No one expects to be injured while using a commonplace item, especially if they do so in accordance with any requisite safety instructions or guidelines. However, on certain occasions, a potentially dangerous defective product may slip under the radar, through the chain of production, and into the homes of unsuspecting consumers. In many cases, the manufacturers of a potentially harmful consumer product are unaware of their product’s dangerous defects until it is too late and the people who have purchased it have sustained injuries or fatalities. 

If you were injured by a defective product, your accident may have been the result of negligence on the part of the product’s manufacturer. In product liability claims, negligence could 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

Furthermore, if a product manufacturer learns that their consumer goods are defective, include incorrect safety instructions, or are otherwise unsafe for public use, they have a duty to inform the proper authorities. By alerting Health Canada to potentially dangerous product defects, a nationwide recall can be triggered, thus reducing the risk of injuries sustained by unsuspecting consumers. If a manufacturer failed to take appropriate actions upon learning about a dangerous defect in their products, they may be considered negligent. As such, they may be liable for financially compensating consumers who were injured as a result. 

If you were injured while using a defective product, Preszler Injury Lawyers may be able to provide you with crucial legal assistance. During a free initial consultation with our defective products lawyers serving Miramichi, injured community members have the opportunity to go over the details of their case, discuss how their injuries were sustained, ask important questions, and receive the benefit of our legal advice tailored specifically to their unique set of circumstances. 

If you are eligible to pursue a civil claim for damages, our Miramichi 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 Preszler Injury Lawyers today and speak with our defective products lawyers serving Miramichi. 

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Without the assistance of our Miramichi defective products lawyers, it can be difficult to prove that the injuries you sustained were the result of a product manufacturer’s negligence. However, if you are eligible to pursue a claim, our defective products lawyers serving Miramichi may be able to provide you with crucial legal advice and assistance. 

To review the details of your case and learn if you may be entitled to financial compensation, call our Miramichi defective products lawyers for your free initial consultation with Preszler Injury Lawyers.

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