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Unavoidably unsafe products might not be dangerous

When you purchase a product, you purchase it with the expectation that it is going to be safe to use. While most products are safe, there are some products that are unavoidably unsafe.

If you were injured by a product, you have to determine the cause of the accident. This isn't always easy, but you would have to understand a few points regarding product liability before taking any action.

A product that is unavoidably unsafe is one that isn't necessarily dangerous. These products simply can't be made any safer than what they are because trying to make them safer would make the product unable to do its intended job.

It is imperative that unavoidably unsafe products are marketed properly. This means that they are targeted to people who can follow the safety directions that must be clearly noted on the product. In fact, the presence of warnings on these products is crucial. Without the requisite warnings, your case could be strengthened greatly.

Some of the commercially available products that are considered unavoidably unsafe include prescription drugs, guns, certain cleaning solvents and chemicals. Even hair dyes, perms and other products have been found to be unavoidably unsafe.

Interestingly, some products, such as cars, haven't been found to be unavoidably unsafe. Neither have fire extinguishers and folding chairs. This is because these products have safety mechanisms that can be put into place without affecting the use of the product.

If you were injured by a product, find out about the options that you have for seeking compensation. You need to determine exactly what happened so that you can determine who is liable for the damages you suffered.

Source: FindLaw, "What Is an Unavoidably Unsafe Product?," accessed July 06, 2017

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