When consumers in Truro use the items they have purchased in accordance with advertised safety-related instructions, they should not expect to sustain serious injuries. In fact, most people take for granted that the products they have bought from in-person stores or online retailers made their way through the manufacturing process and into their homes by undergoing a series of rigorous safety measures and protocols. That being the case, it is only reasonable to simply assume that the everyday items they have purchased will be safe for use.
Companies that manufacture, import, sell, advertise, package, label, or test non-commercial consumer products anywhere in the country are required to comply with national safety standards and practices mandated in the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA). The regulations outlined in the CCPSA apply to a variety of 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
These regulations are in place to protect consumers from potentially dangerous products. By imposing national safety protocols on industries across the country, the CCPSA and Health Canada provide businesses across the country with guidelines to help reduce the risk of physical injuries caused by unsafe products.
Unfortunately, sometimes products that fail to meet national safety standards are accidentally made available for sale. When defective, potentially dangerous products make their way into the homes of unsuspecting consumers, the consequences can be deadly.
Dangerous product defects are often the result of their item’s manufacturer’s negligence. In product liability claims, at-fault manufacturers may be considered negligent for a variety of reasons. A manufacturer may be considered negligent if:
- The product was designed in a defective manner
- An error occurred during the manufacturing process
- The product’s safety testing was conducted incorrectly
- The product was mislabelled
- The product’s packaging and/or safety instructions did not adequately communicate risks associated with the product’s use
- The manufacturer failed to report the health hazard to Health Canada
- And possibly more
Often, manufacturers are not aware of a product’s dangerous defects until unsuspecting consumers have already purchased the item and sustained injuries as a result of using it. As soon as a manufacturer learns about a potentially harmful defect associated with their product, they have a responsibility to report the hazard to Health Canada so that a nationwide recall can be issued. Failure to do so may be considered negligence.
The negligence of product manufacturers can cause unsuspecting consumers to suffer severe, life-threatening injuries and incur substantial financial losses. If a product manufacturer’s negligence caused you to sustain injuries, the at-fault manufacturer may be responsible for providing you with financial compensation for damages you incurred because of the injuries you acquired.
The negligence of product manufacturers can have dangerous, life-threatening repercussions. If their failure to abide by national safety protocols outlined in the CCPSA caused a consumer to sustain injuries, the negligent manufacturer might be liable for damages incurred by the injured party as a result.
Our defective products lawyers serving Truro have a history of helping injured members of the community recover the compensation they are rightfully owed. By working with our Truro defective products lawyers, you may be able to pursue a civil claim against the at-fault manufacturer whose negligence caused you to sustain injuries.
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