When non-commercial consumer products are used in accordance with their included safety instructions, they should not seriously injure the people using them. However, in certain situations, negligence on the part of a product’s manufacturer could cause defective, potentially dangerous products to be released for sale to the public. When that happens, unsuspecting consumers who have purchased commonplace, everyday items could sustain severe injuries in freak accidents caused by the defective product they were sold.
Across the country, all businesses that manufacture, import, sell, advertise, package, label, and test non-commercial consumer products are required to abide by the national safety protocols legislated in the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA). 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
Companies that manufacture non-commercial consumer products are required to abide by the rules mandated by the CCPSA in order to ensure the safety of the people who purchase and use the products they make. However, if a manufacturer violates the rules governing the safe production of consumer items, their negligence could have real-world, injurious consequences.
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
Furthermore, if the manufacturer becomes aware of a harmful defect in their product, they are required to notify Health Canada so that a country-wide recall can be triggered. Failure to alert the proper authoritative bodies about potentially injurious defects in their products could also be considered negligence.
If you sustained injuries through the use of a defective product, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Our defective products lawyers serving Sackville may be able to help you pursue a civil claim against the negligent product manufacturer whose wrongful conduct put you in harm’s way. By doing so, our Sackville defective product lawyers may be able to help you recover damages you have incurred, as well as damages you will incur in the future. These damages may include:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation costs
- Ongoing medical care/in-home care
- Lost wages due to missed work
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Adjusted living expenses
- Pain and suffering
- And possibly more
Our defective products lawyers serving Sackville have a history of providing crucial legal assistance to injured members of the local community. To discuss the circumstances of your accident and learn how Preszler Injury Lawyers may be able to help with your case, schedule your free initial consultation today.
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The use of defective products can cause unsuspecting consumers to sustain severe injuries. When these traumatic, unexpected accidents occur, injured victims often incur significant monetary losses because of the injuries they sustained.
Our defective products lawyers serving Sackville may be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve. If you were injured by a defective product, book your free initial consultation with Preszler Injury Lawyers today, and learn how our Sackville defective products lawyers may be able to assist you.