Also referred to as consumer-related injury or shopping injury, personal injuries that arise from a consumer hazard could include injury sustained where a product has been purchased and it malfunctions, does not do what it was meant to or is generally hazardous for consumption. Examples include situations like having a barbeque exploding when you use it, food poisoning from your take away dinner, clothing not meeting fire safety standards and catching alight while being worn, and so on.
Consumer products are usually expected to adhere to a specific standard of quality which will often be set out in something such as a Federal Trade Practices Regulation. Personal Injury claims that relate to a consumer hazard will often have to consider such standards and how the product provider failed to meet that standard.
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