A product is considered defective, it is not fit for the purpose for which it was intended. For example, a knife, if it cuts your finger off, is doing what a knife is supposed to do. However, a pair of safety scissors that cuts your finger off is defective.

Items Commonly Involved In Florida Product Liability Lawsuits

Although a defect in virtually any kind of consumer product can result in serious injury or death, there are several types of defective consumer products that are more frequently the subject of product liability lawsuits. They include:

The website at www.recalls.gov provides information about recalls affecting a variety of consumer products, including foods, medicines, cosmetics, meat and poultry products, motor vehicles, child safety seats, tires, environmental products and boats.