What is a manufacturing defect?

By |2022-01-04T17:10:22+00:00August 2nd, 2019|

In all facets of life, individuals in California and elsewhere rely on consumer goods to get through their day. Whether it is at work, home or in the general public, consumer goods essentially make life easier. Unfortunately, not all consumer products are created equally. Although the intention is that each product is made the same, if errors are made along the way, a relatively safe product could be deemed dangerous by the time it reaches the hands of the consumer. One of the causes for this are defects caused in the manufacturing phase of a product.

What is a manufacturing defect? In most cases, this is something that the manufacturer did not intend. However, due to an error or defect that occurred in the manufacturing process, the product itself becomes defective. This typically means that there isn’t a defect in the design of the product; however, it is possible to have defects in multiple areas.

While manufacturing defects are relatively uncommon when compared to other product defects, a defective product caused by a manufacturing defect can become very dangerous even when used properly and as intended. Thus, when a consumer is injured because of errors or mistakes made in the manufacturing of a product, it is possible to seek legal recourses for damages and harms suffered.

Following a consumer injury, it is important to take the time to fully understand the situation. These matters can be complex and confusing; however, legal professionals can help guide one through a products liability action. These civil suits can help one understand cause, place liability on the party or parties at fault and assist with the recovery of compensation for the losses suffered.


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Doug Easton has practiced law since 1971. After 20 years of practicing with various large litigation firms, he founded the Law Offices of W. Douglas Easton in 1991 as a solo practitioner. In the years that followed, Doug’s sons Brian and Matt joined him in the practice and helped build the firm into a powerful force to help right the wrongs done to their clients. Much of their success over the years has stemmed from the dynamic created by the familial nature of the firm and how harmoniously they all work together, each of their individual strengths complementing and fortifying the group as a whole. Accordingly, the firm changed its name to Easton & Easton, LLP in 2014 to better reflect the true dynamic of the firm and Doug now serves as Managing Partner of Easton & Easton. In 2015, Doug was selected as a Top 100 Litigation Lawyer in California by The American Society of Legal Advocates. In addition, Doug is listed in Strathmore’s Who’s Who, and in 2008 was named its “Professional of the Year” in Medical Malpractice.
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