Defining Defects Assigned for Products

Defect in a purchased product is disappointing to customers. Serious concern takes birth from injuries happening because of this. The worst consequence is usually the lawsuit. However, not all defects are treated in the same way. Each has a formal name in the law of products liability. It is important to know them to facilitate improvement and keep away from lawsuits. Defects usually are defined in three ways and they are:

1. Manufacturing defect: This is defined as a defect found in one out of all the similar products coming from a single manufacturer. To understand it better, say all your friends have identical laptops from the same manufacturer. You buy one too. But after taking it out of the box you discover that some of its keys are loose to the point of falling out. This is something not common in the identical ones owned by your friends.

2. Design defect: This is defined as having a defect in the design of all identical products of a manufacturer. For instance, currently, iPhone 6 and 6 Pulses are being in the news for not responding well to touch function. Technicians have said that this is a design defect.

3. Failure to warn: When the manufacturer already knows a defect exists within its products, but do not warn the buyers about it we get the case of failure to warn. For instance, General Motors once sold cars which had defective ignition switches.

They knew about it, but their recalls began after the defect caused somewhere around 124 deaths by suddenly turning off the engines of the cars on the road which unfortunately also stopped the airbags from being deployed. Note that the faulty ignition is still considered a design defect.

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