At Accident Advice Helpline, we’ve been dealing with claims for compensation in all areas of personal injury compensation for many years now. In that time, we have not only helped those who have suffered a wrong, we have also amassed expert knowledge. We then use this knowledge to help you avoid an accident.
Defective products can be extremely dangerous and the risks that are posed by a defective product are almost limitless. They may range from allergic reactions to burns to electric shock and everything in between. What are the five most dangerous faulty products?
- Cars and other vehicles
This boils down to simple physics. Cars and other methods of transportation are usually heavy by nature and their primary function is to transport an object from A to B. As a vehicle builds up speed, its momentum and weight increase accordingly. This means that if a vehicle were to be defective, it could lead to a serious road traffic collision. Fortunately the automotive industry is subject to some of the strictest quality controls in any industry.
- Electrical products
A faulty electrical product can produce a severe electric shock. As electricity passes through the nerves, it can cause severe damage to tissue. A severe electrical shock can even cause the heart and lungs to cease functioning and can be fatal. As with vehicles, electrical products are subject to strict testing and regulations in order to ensure safety.
You would be forgiven for perhaps failing to include cosmetic products on a list of the dangerous faulty products. However, cosmetics are applied directly to the skin and other areas of the body such as hair and nails. Cosmetic products can provoke a severe allergic reaction, leading to burns and scarring.
- Pharmaceutical products
As with cosmetics, pharmaceutical products are intended to be applied directly to the body or even ingested internally. This means that if a pharmaceutical product were to be defective, it could have severe implications for your health and safety. Always check the label on pharmaceutical products and if in any doubt about the contents, consult your doctor.
We have already mentioned electrical products, which covers some types of tools such as drills but other, sometimes sharp tools, can pose a serious hazard if defective. This includes items such as hammers, shears, axes and other implements which could cause severe injury if defective.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we could help you to make a no-win-no-fee* personal injury claim if you’ve suffered an accident as the result of a defective product. Contact us today on 0800 689 0500 for more information.
Date Published: February 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice