Birmingham, AL Defective Products & Consumer Rights Law Attorneys
The three main types of product defects are design defects, manufacturer defects, and defects in instructions or warnings. The legal remedy for injuries sustained from a defective consumer product vary from case to case.
Defects in Design – Example: A bicycle manufacturer’s design specifies brake cables that tend to come apart when the rider applies the brakes during normal use.
Defects in Manufacturing – Example: A car has an accelerator that is prone to sticking, due to a defective manufacturing process, creating the possibility of a serious accident and injuries or death.
Defects in Warnings – Example: An adequate written warning is required for a space heater that is prone to overheating and causing a fire hazard if left on for more than 12 hours.
Other Common Defects and Recalls:
- Defective Medical Devices
- Vehicle Recalls and Defects
- Dangerous Baby and Kids’ Products
- Dangerous Drugs
- Toxic Chemicals and Materials
- Dangerous Foods
- Dangerous Consumer Products