A manufacturer defect of a product is when the product is defective from the manufacturer. This can be because the product was not made correctly or because it was not tested. A product is considered defective if it does not perform as expected, or if it does not meet specifications. Products may also be considered defective if they are unsafe. Products may also be considered defective if they are unsafe.
For a consumer to have a valid claim, the product defect must be substantial in nature. What constitutes a “substantial” defect is difficult to define but the following factors will be taken into consideration:
- The nature and severity of the defect
- The number of defects in a product
- Whether the product was misrepresented or inadequately advertised
- The number of people who have been injured by the product