What Are the Three Types of Product Defects?

Generally, a product defect will fall into one of three categories regardless of the type of product in question. These categories are:

  • Design defects – errors in the design of the product; these defects are usually widespread.
  • Manufacturing defects – errors that occurred during the manufacturing process; these defects are usually confined.
  • Marketing defects – false or inadequate labeling and marketing; these defects are usually widespread.

Products that fall within one or more of these categories may be harmful to consumers. Individuals who suffer injuries while using a defective product may be entitled to financial compensation for their losses.

If you or someone you love suffered harm as a result of an unsafe product, contact the Birmingham product liability attorneys of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., today at 205-414-8160 to learn more about your legal rights and options.