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Examples of manufacturing defects

On Behalf of | Oct 1, 2022 | Personal Injury

There’s nothing more exciting than trying out or consuming a product you’ve ordered. Nevertheless, some products do not always turn out as expected. And in certain situations, it can be fatal.

Per Pennsylvania Statutes, Title 42, Section 5524, if you or a loved one was severely harmed or had some property destroyed as a result of a defective product, you have two years to pursue litigation against said company. Below are examples of product manufacturing defects.

Food contamination

Food manufacturing companies have to follow strict guidelines to avoid contamination. However, the occasional slip-up occurs, like in 2008 when the candy company Hi-Chew had to temporarily stop operations because its products contained pieces of rubber gloves. 

Improper bike construction

Suppose you purchased a bike from an online store. Once you begin riding it, the bolts and screws that hold together its frame and wheels start to detach and fall off, leaving you crashing to the ground and possibly needing a trip to the hospital.

Harsh chemicals used in toy manufacturing

You buy your child a toy from a grocery store coin machine as a present. After they open the container, a foul smell emits from the toy, and your child becomes sick to their stomach. It also leaks an unidentifiable liquid.

Faulty wiring inside a fan heater

It’s a chilly fall evening, and you want to use your new fan heater. As soon as you plug it in and turn it on, the heater runs for a few seconds before buzzing and exploding and causing your to suffer injuries. 

Have you or someone close to you suffered bodily or property damage from a poorly constructed product? You or your loved one may have a case, and it’s recommended that you reach out for experienced legal guidance.