Because products are now being manufactured mostly overseas, the U.S. has less power to regulate safe product construction. No one knows what exactly goes on in foreign production plants, but it’s not always in the best interest of the customer. More often than not, the cheaper, foreign alternatives push manufacturers into foreign markets.
Whether here in Utah or elsewhere, if we don’t know that the products we buy are guaranteed to be safe, then how do we protect ourselves from wrongful death or other injuries? Although there is no way to completely protect yourself, there are strategies that can minimize future injuries.
The first thing to do is always buy new products compared to used. Used products could come from anywhere and usually aren’t accompanied with any kind of warranty. This is a huge risk to take, especially if the safety of you or your family could be the cost.
Another method to escape potential for wrongful death is to only buy products from a trusted brand or company that you have had good experiences with before. Also, be aware of severely discounted products, which many families here in Utah make a point of seeking out and purchasing. You really do get what you pay for and, in this case, a cheap product may not be worth the outcome.
After all you can do, a defective product may still fall into your hands and cause harm. In such a situation, make sure to contact a local personal injury lawyer to warn future consumers and receive proper compensation.