Most product liability claims fall within three major types: manufacturing defects, design defects, and failure to warn. Defects can occur when companies use poor quality materials or cut corners on workmanship and design. If defects do occur, it is the company’s responsibility to warn consumers about these problems.
Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost more than $700 billion each year, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Product liability law exists to help ensure those who make products available to the public, such as manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, and retailers are held responsible for the injuries those products cause.