The Injury and Recovery Law Center
Defective consumer products can cause injury and property damage to an unsuspecting consumer or to an innocent passerby. The federal and Colorado state governments have enacted various laws to help protect consumers against defective products, yet risks still remain from defects in the following categories of products:
- Defective durable goods, such as cars and electrical appliances
- Defective consumer products, such as foods and cosmetics
- Defective imported merchandise, such as toys and hardware
In many exporting countries, the strength of the economy is based on the ability to manufacture and export products into a huge and still-growing consumer market worldwide. Countries that produce and export mass quantities of goods are often poorly equipped or understaffed when it comes to policing such goods for quality and safety issues.
Often, huge numbers of a particular defective product are released for general sale before the danger is discovered. In such cases, the overseas manufacturer of the product frequently becomes insolvent or disappears, making it more difficult for authorities to track the spread of defective merchandise before it affects consumers.
Likewise, at the local level and in communities across the United States, the old standards of sturdy American craftsmanship have sometimes given way to a shoddier standard of workmanship, increasing the chances of injury or property damage. Sometimes defective products are introduced to the market without proper documentation, or later are found to possess previously unknown drawbacks.
Defective consumer products are sometimes introduced into the consumer supply chain by brokers who may be unaware or unconcerned about important warnings or restrictions on certain types of products. If manufacturers are unable to sell defective goods through typical channels, they may resort to “dumping” the tainted goods into the market through unscrupulous intermediaries to unsuspecting buyers.
Tools, appliances, furniture, building materials, electronics, toys, and even disposable plastic items may all be dangerous to the Colorado consumer when defective. By the time these products reach the end-user, there may be no outward sign of the danger; yet, when that product is used for an off-label purpose, or is used outside of its mechanical duty limits, it may fail with disastrous consequences for the Colorado consumer. Although most product defects may place only a minor financial burden on the consumer, occasionally the use of a defective product results in death, serious injury, or significant property damage.
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If you or a loved one has been harmed by a defective product in Colorado, please contact your Colorado personal injury attorney in order to review the available options and begin the healing process. You may be entitled to financial compensation for medical expenses, rehabilitation, lost wages, pain, and suffering. A skilled and experienced Colorado personal injury attorney can review your case and determine if you have cause to file a claim. Reach out to us today to learn more about your options for legal action and financial recovery. 1(800) 517-4439.