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How an incorrect label can make a product defective

Products that may present dangers to consumers must be accompanied by adequate and accurate labeling. It is the duty of manufacturers to make certain their products contain labels with information about two important elements of product use. These elements are:

  • The presence of any hidden dangers of using the product
  • Instructions on how to use the product to avoid injury

Although a product may not contain a manufacturing or design flaw, incorrect labeling can make a product defective. This is an important consideration for consumers who wish to pursue a product liability claim after an injury occurs. When manufacturers fail to include clear warnings and/or usage instructions, they may be liable for any harm users have suffered.

Manufacturers typically include warnings and instructions on all of their products even when no injury risks exist. However, such labeling is mandatory in the following scenarios.

  • When any danger exists
  • When manufacturers know hazards exist
  • When even proper use of the product could harm users
  • When possible dangers are not obvious to consumers

If you or a loved one suffered an injury from an item that appeared to be safe, you may still have grounds to pursue a product liability claim based on improper labeling. It is wise to take your concerns to a legal advocate. With attorney assistance, it is possible to uncover how the manufacturer failed in its duty to warn all users of the product's dangers.

Product liability claims empower you to seek compensation for your harm in a legal setting. The compensation you may acquire can help you pay for medical treatment and other costs associated with your injury. It can also encourage manufacturers to be more cautious about their labeling practices -- which may help others avoid similar injuries.

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