No more faulty goods should be sold
The people who are responsible for making sure that goods are safe to sell to consumers are producers, manufacturers and importers. They should:
- Take action if safety problems are found;
- Warn consumers about any potential risks;
- Provide information to help consumers understand the risks; and
- Monitor the safety of products.
No more faulty goods should be sold if those responsible followed the rules. You may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim if they do not comply and you are injured as a result, in which case you would use a personal injury lawyer in Prestatyn at Accident Advice Helpline to help you to claim compensation from them.
The rules for safety apply to all goods and any dangerous products
The rules apply to all types of goods, from small household electrical items to cars, lorries and even houses. If an electrical fault in your new house caused a fire, and you were injured as a result, then you would be able to make an injury claim. You do not have to have bought the product yourself, and it does not have to be new — as long as it has not been tampered with, and it is that tampering that made it unsafe.
It is not always the retailer at fault
It is not normally the retailer at fault. They usually have no liability for consumers injuries or property unless they knowingly sold an unsafe product. They do, however, need to be more aware when it comes to high-risk goods such as toys, food, medicine and fireworks.
What is the Trading Standards Office?
Any goods that are found to be faulty should be reported to your Trading Standards Officer in the local council. They are responsible for safety enforcement rules and regulations, and have the power to:
- Get permission from the courts to destroy the goods;
- Prosecute the guilty party, which can mean heavy fines or imprisonment;
- Stop sales of the defective products; and
- Demand the recall of all faulty goods sold.
Accident Advice Helpline can help you with your injury claim by assigning a personal injury lawyer in Prestatyn to your case
Accident Advice Helpline, over the last 15 years, have helped many thousand of claimants injured through no fault of their own to make personal injury compensation claims, and among those there have been many defective products claims. We have the expertise and knowledge you need to be able to make a successful personal injury claim.
To make a personal injury compensation claim can be complex and time consuming to the layman, but it is what we are good at. We are one of the leading companies in the industry and have a reputation for providing complete customer satisfaction.
Our freephone helpline is 0800 180 4123, where you can speak to one of our friendly advisors who will help you all they can.