When Moncton residents purchase goods, appliances, children’s toys, sporting equipment, and other run-of-the-mill products, they will most likely expect them to function as advertised, and in a safe manner. Since our country has extensive regulations in place to protect consumers from harmful products, people may understandably take the safety of their purchases for granted.
While specific federal regulations are in place to ensure the safety of motor vehicles and their parts, as well as food and drugs, a different regulatory body exists to oversee the production and distribution of other everyday items. Administered by Health Canada, the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) outlines a series of checks and balances to keep potentially dangerous and defective products off the market.
However, despite these rigorous, nationally mandated safety regulations and procedures, no process is without the occasional error. And when defective products are distributed to local or online retailers for sale to the public, these potentially harmful items may find their way into the homes of unsuspecting consumers.
Defective products can lead to serious injuries. In certain cases, a product’s defects can also have fatal consequences for the people that use them. Oftentimes, manufacturers or distributors of products may not be aware of their dangerous defects until it is too late and consumers have already suffered injuries or lost their lives.
In accordance with the CCPSA, the manufacturers of products have a legal responsibility to ensure that it is safe for use by members of the public. Manufacturers are required to provide Health Canada with the findings of studies or tests proving that the product meets federal safety regulations.
If a manufacturer becomes aware of product defects that could physically injure the consumers who purchase it, in accordance with federal law, the manufacturer must report the defect to Health Canada and the product’s suppliers. Manufacturers must also maintain thorough, accurate documentation about retailers that distribute their product, so that defective items can be taken off the market and any consumers who have purchased the product can be warned.
Failing to take appropriate measures to protect the safety of their products’ consumers may constitute negligence. In these situations, the manufacturer of a defective product may be liable for damages arising from injuries or wrongful deaths caused by their harmful product.
Many injuries caused by defective products are a result of their manufacturer’s negligence. In product liability claims, 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
If you have been injured by a defective product, the negligence of its manufacturer may have been responsible. In these cases, our defective products lawyers serving Moncton may be able to work on your behalf, and recover financial compensation for damages you incurred as a result of your injuries.
To learn whether you may be eligible to pursue a civil claim against the negligent manufacturer of a harmful, injury-causing everyday item, book a free initial consultation with our Moncton defective products lawyers.
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At Preszler Injury Lawyers, your initial consultation with our defective products lawyers serving Moncton is always free. We appreciate that, after suffering serious and unexpected injuries, you may be facing a mountain of newly acquired expenses. Our Moncton defective products lawyers aim to remove financial barriers to our services, by providing free legal advice in an initial, no-obligation consultation.
To discuss the manner in which your defective product caused you to sustain injuries and learn about options for financial compensation that may be available to you, book your free, initial consultation, contact Preszler Injury Lawyers today.