A product can be defective in three different ways.

  • Defective Design- A defective design occurs when the manufacturer designs a product that is unreasonably dangerous to the consumer.
  • Defective Manufacturing- A manufacturing defect occurs when an error in the manufacturing process creates an unreasonably dangerous condition in the product. All products should go through an inspection process so that manufacturing defects can be detected before a product is distributed to the consumer market.
  • Failure to Warn- A failure to warn occurs when the manufacturer fails to warn a consumer about a product’s dangers or fails to instruct the consumer how to properly use the product.