Warning Label Defects
Failing to warn consumers about a possible issue with a product can also form the basis of a defective product claim. If a person gets hurt and the product did not come with strong enough warnings or thorough instructions about how to use the product correctly, the consumer may have a claim for insufficient warning or labeling defects.
Effective warnings typically include:
- Using signal words such as “Danger,” “Warning,” or “Caution”
- Telling consumers about the nature of the hazard: “Shock Hazard”
- Instructions for how to avoid the danger: “Turn off power”
- Drawings and warning symbols
Instructions packets and labels that lack these elements may provide support for a defective product claim.