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How can warranties be used in a product liability suit?

When a consumer in Pennsylvania and elsewhere in the nation purchase a product, it is commonly assumed that he or she is purchasing a product of certain quality or reliability. However, not all products meet these standards. When this occurs, this often means that the product is damaged or defective and the consumer will seek a replacement. However, when a product is defective, this could also make the item dangerous. Such a situation could result in consumer injury and possibly a products liability suit.

Consumers often encounter three types of warranties. First, an express warranty could be given for a product. This occurs when there is a written or verbal statement guaranteeing a certain expectation of quality or function of the product for a certain amount of time. In many cases, manufacturers might guarantee the operation or performance of a product for a certain amount of time. If the product breaks of fail to work during that time, the item is covered under that warranty and the consumer could seek a replacement.

Second, an implied warranty means that the product will work as it is claimed to work. This means that products guaranteed for a specific purpose must be able to be used for that specific purpose. If it fails to do so, it is said to not meet the implied merchantability of the product and a consumer could seek a replacement or a refund if it does not meet this standard.

Lastly, a product could have a lifetime warranty. This often means that it is guaranteed for the products lifetime on the market. If it is discontinued, this warranty will continue for a certain amount of time after it is discontinued. If a product is defective or breaks during this period, consumers could seek a replacement or refund.

If a product falls under any of these warranties, these warranties could be used in a case of a defective or dangerous product that harms a consumer. This could help hold a seller accountable for injuries arising from a defective product.

This information is only intended to be informative. Those injured or harmed by a defective product should learn more about his or her rights regarding defective products and warranties. This could help victims better navigate their situation and assist them with recovering compensation for their losses and damages related to a defective product.

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