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How can companies improve product safety?

On Behalf of | Jun 22, 2020 | Product Liability

Companies that work tirelessly to develop innovative products to improve your life take pride in their work and creativity. In addition to supplying a sought-after product, business leaders uphold the responsibility to manufacture safe products that will not compromise your well-being. 

Because defective products occasionally slip through quality assurance processes, you should practice vigilance in watching for signs that indicate an improperly manufactured item. Companies that negligently offer defective products pose a significant risk to your health and safety. 

Product safety starts during the design 

According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, verifying a product’s safety and usability is not an isolated portion of the manufacturing process. In fact, verifying that a product will provide you with the desired function without compromising your safety is an objective that begins during the design process. Engineers should carefully assess and analyze product data and experiment with various components to ensure the creation of a product that will not pose a threat to your safety. 

Companies can better protect you by accurately documenting information related to product design and testing to use as a reference if the need arises. This information is valuable in cases where you may claim a product defect and legal entities require evidence of various aspects of the manufacturing process. 

Honoring recall recommendations 

If you receive a correspondence informing you of a product recall, it is wise to comply with the recommendations. Even though the chances of you experiencing an injury as the result of the defective product may seem insignificant, your diligence in returning or replacing the product in question will minimize your risk of injury that much more. Companies that prioritize the need for developing an effective recall strategy may better protect your safety by efficiently informing you of potential danger before your health or safety are at risk.