The Three Types Of Defective Product Cases That Can Cause Harm

by Terry Bryant

Daily life is full of interactions with any number of gadgets, machines, and other items, any of which may cause harm to the users, warranting defective product cases.

The Three Most Prominent Types of Defective Product Cases

Defective product cases can be split into three different types: (a) design defects, (b) manufacturing defects, and (c) improper labeling or inadequate instructions.

Defects of the Design

Design can be complicated, and a poorly designed product can be dangerous. In these cases, the faulty design may potentially cause injury to the person using the item.

Defects from Manufacturing

Problems in the manufacturing process can easily lead to defective items. For example, a manufacturer may decide to use poor quality materials, or an essential ingredient may somehow not make it into a product, potentially resulting in injury to an individual.

Inadequate Usage Instructions or Improper Labeling

This third type is just as serious as the rest, potentially leading to harm—or worse. Examples of this type include poor instructions on how to operate machinery, or medication with unclear labeling and warnings about possible side-effects.

It is important to note that none of these cases may be as straightforward as they initially seem—which is why many people choose to contact an attorney for help.