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Types of Product Defects

Wilson & McQueen March 23, 2023

When we buy consumer products, we rightfully expect that they will be safe to use as intended. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and product defects occur far too often. Defective products can cause injury and illness that can put individuals not only in physical turmoil, but also financial distress as expensive medical bills pile up. Often, product manufacturers can be held responsible for the suffering an individual endures and may be required to pay compensation.

Three Types of Product Defects

There are three main types of product defects that can occur:

  • Design Defects: This occurs when there is a defect in the product’s design. For example, a design defect could be a coffee maker that may electrocute users when placed on a certain setting.

  • Manufacturing Defects: These kinds of defects occur when there is an error at any stage in the manufacturing process. An example would be a food product becoming contaminated during production.

  • Marketing Defects: This occurs when a company fails to provide full safety instructions or product warnings.

Every type of product defect can have serious implications for consumers who encounter unsafe products. We should be able to trust manufacturers to provide us with safe products. When they violate this trust, the attorneys at Wilson & McQueen, PLLC, believe responsible companies should be held liable.

Contact a Lexington Product Liability Lawyer

If you or a loved one suffered as a result of a defective product, the Lexington legal team at Wilson & McQueen, PLLC, is ready to fight for your case and give you the legal advice you need. Call us today to learn more from one our experienced attorneys.