Product liability claims are becoming more and more common these days. Unfortunately, some companies often put profits over safety, and as a result, people may potentially sustain severe injuries due to these defective or dangerous products. As with any situation, safety is a top priority, especially for consumers. Our Starkville product liability lawyers can help you reduce the chances of purchasing a product that may cause you harm or injury.
How to Safely Shop for Products: 3 Essential Safety Tips
When buying a product, you often assume it should be reasonably safe and work as intended. However, that is not always the case. Defective or dangerous products cause injuries to thousands of consumers each year, and certain manufacturers or product designers allow these hazardous products to be purchased.
As a consumer, it is important to be aware of the potential dangers that can come with purchasing certain products. Whether you are shopping online or purchasing in person, there are several ways you can determine if the product is safe. Ensuring that the product you want to buy is safe may seem like a daunting task, but it is crucial to take these safety precautions to avoid headaches down the road or, worst-case scenario, a severe injury.
1. Research the Product Prior to Purchasing
Is the company you are looking to buy from a reputable company? With this digital age and an abundance of information at your fingertips, you can thoroughly investigate online before buying anything. Before purchasing a product, whether online or in a store, it is important to do your research,specifically on the company and manufacturer of the product.
You should also consider checking to make sure the website is reliable and up to date. Oftentimes, scammers selling faulty products will have a website that is not user-friendly, so be sure to be on the lookout for scammers selling these types of products.
2. Check For Recalls
Along with conducting research before buying any product, you can also check for potential recalls on the website of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. In 2017, manufacturers recalled 4,402 drug and device products. Of those recalls, the FDA classified 139 of them as Class I due to the potential to cause severe harm or death.
3. Read Online Reviews
Before purchasing a product, it’s always a good idea to sift through reviews of other consumers’ experiences with the product and manufacturer. These reviews can give you a good idea of the product’s design, defects, and how well-made a product is. It’s essential to check and see if any reviews discuss the product’s dangers or safety concerns.
Contact Starkville Product Liability Lawyers
At Vollor Law Firm, P.A., we understand how complex product liability cases can be. Fortunately, our dedicated team has decades of legal experience fighting those who have become injured due to a defective product. Our firm can help evaluate your case and help you get the compensation you deserve.
If you or a loved one has been harmed by a dangerous or defective product, we can help. Contact us today at (662) 269-6188 to schedule a free case consultation.