Defective and dangerous products cause thousands of injuries in the United States every year. Any consumer who suffers personal or property damage from a faulty product may seek restitution from the manufacturer or seller of that product. Parties that are potentially liable for the sale of a defective or dangerous product include the manufacturer, a manufacturer of component parts, the wholesaler, and the retail store that sold the product to the consumer.
Manufacturers and sellers are responsible for inspecting, designing, and labeling their products, as well as providing instructions and identifying any potential dangers. Small business owners, whether or not they are also the manufacturer, must ensure a product's safety to avoid liability lawsuits which stem from negligence.
Check out our latest infographic to learn about the three types of defects that can cause injury and make a manufacturer or seller liable.