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Valdosta Product Liability Attorneys for Cases Involving Consumer Products

When you buy a product, it is supposed to be safe for its intended use. You are supposed to be able to use it out of the box (or once you follow the instructions to set it up), and you should not have to worry that it will malfunction, tip over or otherwise cause you or another member of your family harm. But, while this is the way it is supposed to be, in reality, this is not always the case. Many consumer products are defective; and, each year, millions of people get injured and lose loved ones due to product defects. If this has happened to you, our Valdosta product liability attorneys can help you, and we encourage you to contact us for a free consultation about your legal rights.

Examples of Defective Consumer Products

There is not a list of specific product types that have the potential to be defective. The reason for this is simple: All consumer products can have defects. No matter what you buy or where you buy it, there is a chance that it could be defective. With that said some examples of the types of products that are most-commonly defective include:

  • Watches, phones, and tablets
  • Laptops, computers and computer screens
  • Other consumer electronics, such as cameras and drones
  • Children’s toys, games, and clothing
  • Sports and recreational equipment
  • Furniture and shelving (which may tip over and cause a serious or fatal injury)
  • Household cleaners, solvents, and chemicals
  • Hand tools and power tools
  • Extension cords, surge protectors and batteries
  • Light fixtures, picture frames, and other home improvement and home décor items

What Makes a Consumer Product Defective?

Not every product-related accident is the result of a product defect. Some activities (such as sports and using tools) can lead to injuries even when the products used are not defective. However, many products do have defects, and these defects can take three different forms:

  • Design Defect – Some products are unsafe as a result of the way they are designed. For example, if a toy has pieces that are too small, if a consumer electronic has a faulty wiring system, or if a picture frame is too heavy for its hangar, it suffers from a design defect.
  • Manufacturing Defect – Even if a product is properly designed, it can still be defective as the result of a manufacturing defect. From impurities to programming issues with assembly-line robots, there are various issues that can create product flaws during the manufacturing process.
  • Warning Defect – The third type of defect is a warning defect, also known as “failure to warn.” If a consumer product presents safety risks that would not be obvious to a typical user, then the product’s label or packaging must provide an appropriate warning.

Do You Have a Product Liability Claim? Request a Free Consultation with Our Top Valdosta Product Liability Attorneys

To find out if you have a product liability claim as the result of a defect in a consumer product, contact us to schedule a free consultation. To speak with one of our product liability attorneys in Valdosta, call 888-989-1185 or get in touch online now. 


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