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How can defective products cause injuries?

On Behalf of | Jun 9, 2023 | Personal Injury

Every year in the United States, companies release defective products that may injure customers before the company puts out a recall on that product. Products that can cause injuries can include seemingly innocuous items such as toys as well as items such as tools and car parts.

Here are a few of the many ways that defective products purchased from New York stores can cause injuries.

By causing burns

Many products fall into the defective category because there is something wrong with the wiring or electrical systems of the item. When a product has faulty wiring, it may overheat unexpectedly or even catch on fire, leading to potentially severe burns on the user of the item.

By contributing to motor vehicle accident injuries

Motor vehicles have many parts, and if any one of those parts contains a defect, it can make the entire vehicle less safe for all its occupants. For instance, faulty windshield wipers can cause a driver to lose the ability to see when it is raining, and faulty seatbelts raise the risk of someone sustaining an injury in the event of a motor vehicle crash.

By poisoning someone

When a product is defective because it contains ingredients that the consumer does not expect, it can make the consumer sick. For example, if a pharmaceutical drug becomes laced with something other than the drug and its component ingredients, that would be a defective product with the potential to cause great harm.

By being aware of how defective products can cause injuries, people can take steps to watch for issues in the items they purchase.