The non-commercial consumer products available to us for sale should be safe for use. Nobody should sustain serious injuries simply by using an item they have purchased in accordance with its included or safety instructions. However, if defective products are negligently manufactured and made available for public sale, unsuspecting consumers who have purchased them could face severe consequences.
Throughout the country, all businesses that manufacture, import, sell, advertise, package, label, or test non-commercial consumer products are required to comply with the safety regulations mandated by the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA). These safety standards are in place across the nation in order to reduce the risk of harm to human health caused by unsafe consumer products. While food and drugs are subject to a different set of safety guidelines and regulations, the protocols outlined in the CCPSA apply to a number of non-commercial consumer items 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
If a manufacturer fails to comply with the safety regulations mandated within in the CCPSA, the products they make available for sale could have potentially dangerous defects which may endanger the people who purchase them. The negligence of a product’s manufacturer could manifest itself in a number of ways related to:
- The product’s defective design
- Errors in the manufacturing process
- Improper product testing
- Errors, inaccuracies, or insufficient safety warnings on a product’s labels, packing, or advertising
- And more
Often, when potentially dangerous products are made available for sale, the negligent product manufacturer responsible for its defects do not learn about the risks associated with their item until it is too late and consumers have already sustained injuries. As soon as a manufacturer becomes aware of potentially harmful defects, in accordance with the CCPSA, they are required to alert Health Canada immediately so that a nationwide recall can be issued. Failure to do so could also be considered negligence.
If the use of a defective product caused you to sustain compensable injuries, our defective products lawyers serving New Waterford may be able to provide you with crucial legal advice and assistance. By working with our New Waterford defective products lawyers, you may be able to pursue a civil claim for damages you have incurred as a result of your injuries, as well as damages you may incur in the future.
To learn more about how our defective products lawyers serving New Waterford may be able to help with your case, call Preszler Injury Lawyers today and schedule a free initial consultation.
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Nobody anticipates sustaining serious injuries while using a commonplace, everyday consumer product. In the aftermath of an injurious accident caused by a defective product, it can be difficult to know which actions to take next, and which options for financial compensation may be available.
At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we know you have questions about possible courses of action. Our New Waterford defective products lawyers are standing by to answer your questions and provide you with the benefit of personalized legal advice in a free, no-obligation initial consultation.
To discuss the circumstances of your accident and learn how Preszler Injury Lawyers may be able to assist you, call our defective products lawyers serving New Waterford today and receive your free initial consultation.