The Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) outlines safety regulations, practices, and protocols for all businesses that manufacture, import, sell, advertise, package, label, or test non-commercial consumer products. Whereas the food and drugs industries are subject to different safety measures specific to the products they distribute for public consumption, the rules outlined in the CCPSA apply to:
- 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
The practices and regulations mandated within the CCPSA are designed to prevent unsuspecting consumers from sustaining injuries as a result of using the products they have purchased. If a product’s manufacturer deviates from these safety measures at any point in the production cycle, their wrongful actions could lead to potentially hazardous defects in the items they create. In these situations, the people who unwittingly purchase defective products could be seriously injured.
When the use of defective products leads to injury-causing accidents, it is often the direct result of its manufacturer’s negligence. In product liability claims, negligence is often 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
In accordance with the CCPSA, if the manufacturer of a defective product learns about potential dangers associated with the use of their item, they are required to alert Health Canada immediately. After doing so, usually a nationwide recall of the defective product is initiated, so as to prevent further injuries from occurring. If a manufacturer fails to notify the proper authorities about potentially injurious defects in one of the products they make, they could be considered negligent should another injurious accident occur.
Nobody anticipates being injured by a defective product. Injured accident victims may be unsure of where to turn for accountability, and which courses for legal action are available to them. If you believe a product manufacturer’s negligence could have caused an accident in which you sustained injuries, consider booking a free initial consultation with our defective products lawyers serving Yarmouth.
By working with our Yarmouth 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. 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
To discuss the details of your case and learn about options for financial recovery that may be available to you, book your free initial consultation with our defective products lawyers serving Yarmouth by calling Preszler Injury Lawyers today.
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Injured accident victims often incur significant financial losses as a result of the injuries they have sustained. At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we believe that no one should be forced to pay for the mistakes of a negligent product manufacturer.
To learn more about how our Yarmouth defective products lawyers may be able to provide you with assistance contact Preszler Injury Lawyers to schedule your free initial consultation.