Consumers bring products into their homes each day trusting that they will perform as they were advertised. At the very least, they expect that they will be safe. But thousands of consumers are injured every year due to unsafe products. These include medications and medical devices, motor vehicles and parts, household items, children’s toys, foods and many other products. In Canada, we have consumer groups that are tasked with ensuring the safety of our products. Yet each year, however, products still harm unsuspecting Canadians.
If you have been injured by a defective product, contact the product liability lawyers at Barapp Law Firm. We have represented victims of dangerous and defective products in Ontario and throughout Canada and helped them get the compensation they deserved for their injuries.
Manufacturers have a legal responsibility to bring safe products to market. At the very least, they are responsible to warn consumers of a risk when products are found to be defective or dangerous. When they fail to meet those legal obligations and consumers are harmed by that product, the manufacturer can be legally and financially responsible for the injuries their product has caused.
Some recent example of consumer products that have been found to be defective are:
The Canadian government has issued a guide for voluntary recall of consumer products that gives general information that sets out to assist manufacturers on how to complete effective recalls of their products. Yet many do not do this and their products go on to harm unsuspecting consumers.
Under our strict liability laws, a product can be considered defective when it has been used as intended in a reasonable manner and failed to perform safely as expected. If the design poses a risk, it can also be the basis of a product liability claim. Because there can be various points of liability from design to marketing, a defect can be the fault of a designer, a manufacturer, a distributor, a supplier, a wholesaler, a marketer or even the retailer.
Product liability claims may be filed on their own or as part of a class action claim. This is why it is so important to have a legal professional assist you if you have been injured by a consumer product.
At Barapp Law Firm, we have represented injury victims of defective consumer products and pursued product liability claims in Waterdown, St. Thomas, Fort Erie and throughout Ontario to ensure that injury victims get the compensation they deserve for their losses. If you have been injured by a dangerous or defective product, call us for a no-cost consultation. You don’t pay unless we win.