Designers, manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers have a responsibility to not sell defective products that are unreasonably dangerous to the public. If someone gets injured or killed because of a defective product, the person(s) or company(s) responsible for the design, manufacturing and/or selling such product may be liable.
There are three types of product liability cases. First, defective design cases impose liability for the product designer. Product designers must design their product in a reasonably safe manner. The second type, manufacturing defect cases, turns on whether the product was manufactured differently from the specified design, causing injury. Finally, failure to warn cases deal with manufacturers’ duty to warn users about the dangers and hazards associated with using the product.
As a society that relies on countless products, we must ensure that our products are safe and operate properly.