Defective Product Attorney


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Defective Products

When products don’t work as they’re intended or malfunction due to a defect, they pose a serious risk for injury causing or potentially fatal accidents to consumers. Consumers are counting on the vehicles, car seats, and other products they buy to be safe and perform as they’re intended. When products are dangerous or defective, consumers can get injured or killed. Whether you were injured due to marketing defects, design defects or manufacturing defects, the sooner you speak with a defective product attorney about your case, the better chances you have at recovering compensation for your injury, lost wages and other expenses associated with the injury. Listed below are the three basic types of product defects.

Types of Product Defects

  1. Marketing Defects
  2. Design Defects
  3. Manufacturing Defects

Marketing Defects

Marketing defects typically consist of a failure to warn consumers of potential dangers associated with the product. Additionally, failing to provide adequate instructions for a product, so that a consumer can use the product safely, as it was intended, can also fall into the category of marketing defects. In cases involving marketing defects, it will be necessary to show that the injury resulted from the failure to warn or properly instruct the consumer. If there were proper warning and instructions, the injury would not have occurred.

Design Defects

Design defect cases occur as a result of products that are inherently dangerous or defectively designed from the start. These types of defects don’t happen due to a lack of warning or even in some kind of error during the manufacturing processes. A design defect means that the product’s basic design was defective or dangerous before the manufacturing process even began. These products are dangerous and can cause injury or death, even when produced and used according to the manufacturer’s guidelines and specifications.

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Manufacturing Defects

Manufacturing defect cases are a result of some type of error during the manufacturing or production stage of the product. These products aren’t inherently dangerous, but due to some error, mistake or negligence during the manufacturing process, they’ve been rendered defective or dangerous. In cases involving manufacturing defects, it will be necessary to find out what went wrong at the factory where your defective product was made. Under normal circumstances, these products are usually safe and free of defects, but due to some type of manufacturing or production error, the product is defective and dangerous.

Potentially Defective Products

  • Auto parts
  • Airbags
  • Tires
  • Retractable dog leashes
  • ATVs/UTVs
  • Water heaters
  • E-cigarettes (e-cigs)
  • Tractors
  • Batteries
  • Space heaters
  • Boat and lawnmower fuel systems
  • Smoke alarms
  • Lift kits
  • Carbon monoxide detection systems

Defective Auto Parts

Over the past few years, we’ve seen record-setting recalls and civil penalties in the automobile manufacturing industry. From faulty ignition switches to exploding airbags, defective auto parts have posed a huge risk for motorists on U.S. roadways. Since it can take months, and in many cases years, for recalls to get initiated, it’s important to raise any concerns about defective auto parts with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the auto manufacturer and your lawyer as swiftly as possible after an injury-causing accident.

Defective Auto Parts in The News

  • Takata Airbags
  • Ignition switches
  • Tires
  • Car seats
  • Fuel systems
  • Door systems
  • Power seats
  • Power windows
  • Headlights
  • Cooling systems
  • Seatbelt failures

Check Your VIN

With additional vehicles getting added to nationwide recalls on a near monthly basis, the NHTSA is calling on motorists to check their Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) regularly as part of their routine maintenance schedule. You can use Safercar.gov’s VIN Lookup Tool to see if your vehicle is currently under recall for a defective, dangerous and potentially deadly auto part.

E-Cigarettes

Although E-cigarettes (E-cigs) have been touted as a safer alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes, as more research comes to light, we’re finding that to be a misleading and dangerous marketing tactic. The American Lung Association has been calling on the FDA to regulate the electronic-cig industry for years. A chief concern about e-cig safety is the safety of the flavoring additives involved and the appeal to children and younger consumers. Many e-cigs, especially those with fruity or sweet flavors that are typically popular with teens and younger consumers, have been found to contain diacetyl, which is known to cause the very serious, irreversible, degenerative lung disease bronchiolitis obliterans, also known as popcorn lung.

Defective Products in Conroe

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) offers consumers reports, recall information, warnings and other news about defective products from all over the nation. If you think a defective or bad product contributed to or directly caused your injury, you need to get in touch with a product defective product attorney as soon as possible about your injury claim and possible lawsuit. If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one due to a dangerous, faulty or defective product in or around the Conroe area, contact Scott Law Firm at (936) 270-8100 for a free case consultation today.