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Sufficient products warnings are oftentimes required for safety

This blog recently discussed the potential harm dangerous and defective products can cause children. Children can be harmed by products in a variety of different ways, including because of insufficient warnings. Even when a product has been properly manufactured and designed without any flaws, if it is without sufficient warnings, it may be considered defective. A product can be considered defective if it fails to provide sufficient warnings concerning foreseeable risks of harm that could have reasonably been avoided with sufficient warnings.

A product that is manufactured and sold for use with insufficient warnings can be considered defective if it causes injuries or other harm. Manufacturers have certain duties related to warnings and warning labels. Manufacturers are required to warn users of hidden dangers the product may have and must provide instructions for safe use of the product. The warning should be clear, specific and easy to identify. The warning should also be easy to understand.

Warnings are required in certain circumstances including when the product presents a danger, the manufacturer of the product is aware of the danger, the danger is present when the product is reasonably used as intended and the danger is not obvious to a reasonable user of the product. Consumers can suffer serious injuries and harm because of unsafe products which can be life altering.

Because of the serious nature of unsafe products, products liability law is available as a protection for victims injured and harmed by unsafe, dangerous and defective products. Victims may be able to receive compensation for the physical, financial and emotional injuries suffered because of unsafe products which is why they should be familiar with products liability legal options that may be available to them.

Source: Injury.findlaw.com, "Defects in Warnings," Accessed Jan. 18, 2017

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