Although most people feel safe in their own homes, defective household products can result in serious injuries, and sometimes death. Defective household products that injure people could result in a product liability claim. Product liability refers to the liability of a manufacturer, distributor, or other party in the chain of distribution for sustained damages or injuries caused by a product that, through design or manufacture, has become dangerous in light of its expected uses.
Some of the most common types of defective household items include:
- Defective Electrical Appliances (hotplates, microwaves, toasters, coffee makers, lamps, dishwashers, heaters)
- Defective Furniture (baby cribs, bookshelves, beds, dressers)
- Defective Personal Grooming Items (hairdryers, curling irons, electric shavers)
Manufacturers and suppliers are responsible for designing, manufacturing and selling safe products. If their products become unsafe, responsible manufacturers should takes steps to protect and warn consumers about their product to avoid injuries. Distributors, manufacturers, and sellers may be held responsible for defective products as a result of a defect in design, poorly manufactured products, products that do not have complete or correct instructions, or for failure to warn or a failure to live up to a warranty. If you or a loved one are seriously injured as a result of a dangerous product, contact us immediately for a free consultation before the most important evidence - the product itself - disappears or gets repaired.