5 Types of Product Defects in Los Angeles

Author: Mesriani Law Group
Posted on: September 16, 2020

5 Types of Product Defects in Los Angeles

Companies have a responsibility to make products that are safe for all consumers. Additionally, adequate warnings for any risks or side-effects from product use must be given. If a company fails to do so, it may be at fault for various types of product defects.

While there are numerous types of product defects, some common ones include:

Manufacturing Equipment Defect

Despite years of safety campaigns from government agencies such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), disastrous manufacturing injuries still occur every year. A manufacturing equipment defect occurs when a defective product was manufactured in a factory that caused injury while being used for its intended purposes.

Manufacturing equipment injuries can occur from meat cutters, power presses, saws, and other machines used for meat processing. Victims commonly sustain severe injuries such as broken bones or lost limbs.

Consumer Product Defect

Consumer reported product defect complaints are tracked by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and are one of the most common product liability cases in the country. According to the CPSC, injuries, property damage, and deaths from consumer-related incidents cost the country more than $1 trillion each year.

Product-related injuries include defects from toys, nursery furnishings, electronic devices, appliances, recreation equipment, playground fixtures, blinds, household chemicals, power tools, cigarette lighters, and more.

Vehicle Defect

Defective cars, motorcycles, ATVS, trucks, or other vehicles can cause serious injuries including amputated limbs, brain trauma, spinal cord injuries, and severe burn. In California, common vehicle defects include seatbelt failures, airbag failures, brake failures, gas tank explosions, door latch failures, roof collapses, tire blowouts, and car rollovers. California product liability laws also protect consumers from vehicle design defects and vehicle marketing errors

If you were injured due to a vehicle defect, you may be entitled to compensation.

Scaffolding Defect

Each year, scaffolding defect contributes to hundreds of construction fall injuries. Scaffolding, also called a scaffold, is a temporary structure used to support a construction work crew and the materials they need to use for the project. Scaffolding incidents can cause serious injuries due to falls from significant heights. Brain injuries, spinal cord trauma, and death are possible injuries from scaffolding defects. Electrical scaffolding related injuries can leave victims with severe burns.

Information or Marketing Defect

Information defect includes a range of defects related to marketing and instructions related to a product. Manufacturers are legally required to warn consumers of any potential risks or hazards associated with the use of their products. When companies fail to do so, consumers’ lives are potentially at risk.

Consult with a Product Liability Injury Lawyer Today

Product defects are dangerous and can leave victims with life-long disabilities. In the worst-case scenarios, product defects can lead to wrongful death. Under California law, product liability victims have the right to seek compensation for their injuries. Our experienced product liability attorneys have the knowledge and experience to help you obtain the maximum compensation for your injuries. Contact Mesriani Law Group today to see how we can help you with your possible case.