How to Tell if a Product Has Safety Issues

Product safety has come a long way from how it was a decade or so ago. Products are expected to be rigorously checked and thoroughly examined to ensure no fault can occur and ensure that they cannot hurt anybody. If, however, a product does have safety issues, this can be a big problem for the company who has manufactured and distributed the product. Even more so if the product winds up with somebody being hurt or injured. If you have been the victim of a product with safety issues, or just want to know if a product may have safety issues, you’ve come to the right place.

This page will hope to tell you how you can tell if a product has safety issues, and what you should do if a product you are in possession of has safety issues.

Read on to find out more…

What if a Product Has Safety Issues?

Before moving onto the main body of text and answering the titular question, let’s first discuss what you should do if a product you are in possession of has safety issues, or if you have been hurt by an unsafe product. Firstly, you should, of course, if hurt, go into a hospital and see a doctor. When with a medical professional, you should record your injuries so you can prove that they did occur later down the line. Secondly, you will want to contact an attorney. An attorney will arrange your lawsuit for you, and according to the legal specialists of, will be able to help you receive compensation for your injuries and bring the company responsible to justice. It is important that you do take them to court so that they cannot hurt anybody else or manufacture shoddy products again.

Register a Product

When you buy a product, you will often receive a white card that tells you where to register your product. It is very important that you do this so you can be contacted if there are any flaws or faults with the product that you have bought. Product registration is something many people do not do, but it is something that is very important, and if you do not do it, you will not be able to be notified if you are in possession of a dangerous product. Always register your products with the manufacturer, and if you do not have a card, contact them to find out how you can.

Recall Information

If you believe you are in possession of a faulty item and have not registered your product, it may be worth looking online and seeing if there is any recall information available. Recall information will be posted by the manufacturer of the product. If a product is unsafe, they will post a full list of faults with the item, as well as how you can tell you have it [model number/serial number]. If you have a product that is faulty, you will have to send it back to the manufacturer.

Inspect the Product

Of course, the easiest way to determine whether or not a product is faulty is to inspect the product thoroughly and examine it for any fault. Usually, it is easy to spot if a product is faulty or not off the bat, although if it is an electrical device, this may not be the case. With electrical devices, you ordinarily cannot tell there is fault until something goes wrong [which can be very dangerous]. Even so, inspecting a product may help you establish if there are problems with it that are not immediately apparent.


Reviews are another way to determine whether your product model is faulty. Other people who have bought the same product may be experiencing a fault with theirs, and as the internet is the first point of call in situations like these, you will find people posting about their problems on the internet. Posting reviews online is a great way to share and to find out information. If you believe your product to be faulty, and when you have done the other things on this list, pop online to see if anybody else has experienced the same problems and can shed some light on the problem for you.

Contact the Manufacturer

If there is no information about a product’s fault online, you may want to drop an email to [or phone] the manufacturer of the product. Of course, also contact your attorney. You may receive an out-of-court payment for the product.

With the help of this page, you now know how to determine whether a product is faulty or not and know what to do in that situation. Faulty products can be very dangerous and are best avoided. If you believe a product you have is faulty, isolate it until you can get rid of it.