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What a manufacturer’s duty to warn consumers entails

| Oct 12, 2018 | Firm News, Products Liability

Manufacturers or suppliers are required to label all potentially dangerous or hazardous products in an effort to protect consumers from potentially becoming hurt when using them. If they fail to exercise their duty to warn consumers of the unintentional or intentional dangers that exist from the reasonable use of their products, then they may expose themselves to being sued if someone gets hurt by them.

There are many instances in which a manufacturer has a duty to warn consumers about its product. They’re supposed to tell them if it’s known to be dangerous or if the danger it posed should have been clear to the manufacturers. It’s particularly important for them to let consumers know if the product is dangerous when used in accordance with how it was intended as well.

Individuals must be made aware of the potential dangers of using it regardless of whether it’s obvious to the consumer or not.

Manufacturers are required to not only warn consumers of the potential dangers associated with using their products but to make sure that the label on them is adequate. If a product is intended to be used in a certain way, then it’s important that it comes with adequate instructions to ensure its proper use. If it doesn’t, then a manufacturer may be accused of having failed to adequately instruct.

Individuals that are required to be warned about potentially dangerous products include anyone who may foreseeably use a product or come in contact with it. The duty falls in the hands of either the manufacturer or distributor to identify these potential individuals.

Proving that a manufacturer either knew or should have known about the potential dangers associated with the use of a product before releasing it on the market isn’t the easiest thing to do. That’s why, if you’re going to pursue a negligent manufacturer for compensation for your injuries or a loved one’s death, you’ll want a New Haven product liability attorney who has won multimillion-dollar verdicts to handle your case.



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