When most people think about defective products, they think about headlines of cars breaking down, tires blowing out and children's car seats failing. But defective products can be dangerous in many other circumstances. Anything from sports equipment to household cleaners and appliances to drugs that we use every day can be very dangerous to us if they are marketed or produced defectively. The good news is that if you are injured by any type of defective product, you have legal recourse options. The Berry Law Group feels very strongly about defending clients who have been injured due to unreasonably dangerous products and products that were manufactured incorrectly. We understand that these types of things happen all too often and that it is not the consumer's fault for assuming the product they were sold would do the job it said it would safely and effectively.
When you buy any type of product there are expressed warranties and implied warranties. An implied warranty is that the product is reasonably safe and will perform the functions it promises. For example hairspray is expected to make your hair stiffer in order to hold your hair style longer. An express warranty is one where the seller or manufacturer expressly states that an item has certain attributes. For example, the hairspray bottle says it will hold your hair style for 24 hours. If any of these warranties are not met, the buyer has the right to complain to the manufacturer or seller to have the product repaired or have their money refunded. If the buyer is injured because the product did not perform as it said it would (like a bike helmet that shatters instead of absorbing an impact), you should probably speak with a personal injury lawyer first.