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The Three Types of Product Defects

There are many different steps involved in inventing, creating, and marketing consumer products. Unfortunately, if problems occur during any of these steps, it can negatively affect the finalized product. Should a flaw go undetected, it can harm people who later purchase and use the item. Product liability law outlines three main types of product defects: design, manufacturing, and labeling errors.

At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, we believe that those hurt by defective products should be compensated for their suffering. If you or someone you love has been hurt by a defective consumer product, you can fight back and pursue the financial compensation you need. To discuss your case, contact an experienced Appleton product liability lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, today at 800-242-2874.

Design Defects

Design defects are errors in the original blueprint of an item. One example of this is three-wheeled all-terrain vehicles, or ATVs. The three-wheeler design allowed ATVs to easily flip, crushing passengers underneath. Design flaws affect all products made from that original plan.

Manufacturing Errors

Manufacturing errors occur when the manufacturing company uses parts, materials, or ingredients that are toxic, weak, or otherwise defective themselves. This may affect a single item, such as a "lemon" car that gets a faulty brake line, or a whole line of items that are manufactured from the same flawed materials, like children’s toys that have lead paint.

Marketing Flaws

Marketing flaws, often called labeling errors, are mistakes with the labels of an item. This may be a failure to warn, such as not denoting choking hazards in children’s toys, or simply leaving out pertinent information, like drug warnings on a pharmaceutical label.

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Whether you have been harmed by a design flaw, manufacturing defect, or labeling error, you may be entitled to financial compensation to help with your pain and suffering. Contact a knowledgeable Appleton product liability attorney from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 today to learn more about your legal options.