What are the three types of product defects?

The three types of defects that can result in a lawsuit are design defects, manufacturing defects, and marketing defects.

  1. Design Defects: These occur when there is an inherent flaw in the product’s design, making it unreasonably dangerous even when manufactured correctly. The design itself is deemed faulty and poses a risk to consumers.

  2. Manufacturing Defects: These defects happen during the production or manufacturing process, leading to a deviation from the intended design. While the design may be sound, a flaw in the manufacturing process can make individual products dangerous or subpar.

  3. Marketing Defects: Also known as failure to warn, marketing defects involve inadequate warnings, instructions, or labels on a product. If a product has hidden dangers or requires specific instructions for safe use, and consumers are not properly informed, it can lead to legal action.

Each type of defect can contribute to product liability claims, and manufacturers may be held responsible for injuries or damages resulting from these defects.

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