Consumer products are all around us. Whether it is the car you are driving;the heating system in your house; the sump pump in your basement; the cleaning products you use in your home or the toys and games you buy for your children, you rely on the manufacturer of these products to ensure that they are safe for use by you, the consumer.
Manufacturers have an obligation to consumers to make their products safe for you. There are also special laws in Ontario that provide minimum protection to consumers who buy products in Ontario. It may not matter where the product was originally manufactured for the laws to apply. Manufacturers and retailers can be held responsible if a defect in one of their products causes injury, damage to property, or other loss to a consumer.
If this occurs, you may be entitled to compensation for the losses you suffer. If an injury resulted, you may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, costs of care, and loss of earnings.