Advantages And Disadvantages Of Product Defects

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In the world of business, it is hard to imagine a perfect world, where there are no problems in the products you make or use in your day to day life. From caveman to scientist, humans have evolved and created many innovations to improve our lifestyles and made things better and easier. But, with great innovation comes huge risk. Risk-proof product designs with zero defects and zero liability are almost unachievable. When manufacturers or sellers open their doors to the public, it is, in a way, like a storm of consumer expectations and satisfaction. For the users, everything about the product needs to be perfect, from the looks to the functions. Imagine you just bought a metal stand fan during the summer. This fan you bought has wider gaps in the metal guard, exposing consumers to a risk of getting injured. This could be an example of a product liability. This example will be used again to discuss the product liability design defect claims and its defenses. Product liability is when a manufacturer or seller is liable of making and selling a defective product to potential consumers. There are three types of product defects: manufacturing defects, design defects, and marketing defects, the failure to warn. Design defects are the main reasons for product recalls and are the built-in defects in the design of the product. A design defect is when each identical product has a similar or exact error in the design of a product, causing it to be "unreasonably dangerous". As a
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