When a product is found to be unreasonably dangerous to the user, each seller in the distribution chain could be subject to strict liability for personal injury or property damage caused by the product defect even if the defendants exercised all possible care (meaning the seller was not negligent). To prevail in this action, the consumer would typically have to prove that the:
- Product or service was defective.
- Consumer suffered damages or injury resulting from the defect.
- Defect was the substantial cause of the damages or injury.
Governmental authorities have passed several broad acts that are meant to provide additional protections to consumers. These include:
Consumer Product Safety Act of 1972 (CPSA), which authorizes the identification of consumer products that pose an unreasonable risk of injury and the creation of standards to remove or lessen that risk (15 U.S.C. § 2051).
Federal Trade Commission Act (FTC Act), which prohibits unfair, deceptive, or fraudulent practices (15 U.S.C. § 58).
Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA), which governs the safety of food, drugs, medical devices, and cosmetics (21 U.S.C. § 301). For more information, visit our Pharmaceutical Injury.
Federal Hazardous Substance Act (FHSA), which requires hazardous household products to meet label requirements
Cases involving a faulty or a defective product are often complex and resource-intensive and should be addressed by a high-quality law firm with extensive experience and a proven court record. Synergist Law has Product Liability Attorneys with unrivaled medical, technical and commercial expertise and proudly represents clients with injuries in the greater Bay Area, Los Angles as well as across California.
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