How to Determine if the Bandsaw was Defective?Determining whether a bandsaw is defective requires expert knowledge. A qualified expert can do the conduct appropriate testing in order to determine whether your product is defective. Testing metals, safety guards and other related information is critical to assessing whether the product is defective. Legally a product is considered defective when it fails to perform in the manner intended either by the manufacturer or the consumer. If the bandsaw failed to perform in the manner it was designed, it can be considered defective. A product is considered defective if it has a design flaw, manufacturing defect or fails to warn of prospective dangers.
Learn more about your options for compensation by calling (213) 389-3765.A design defect occurs when the entire design of the product is flawed. Defectively designed products are flawed at the time of inception. When the manufacture put together the prototype, which is the basis of all subsequent models, there was a deficient design element. In such cases it is not necessary that the actual product be made available. Rather any identical model of the product will be sufficient. When a product has a design defect, the manufacturer is charged with the duty to disclose or recall the product to avoid future injuries. Manufacturers who have knowledge of the issue must inform consumers. If they fail to do so they may be liable for both civil and punitive penalties. Manufacturing defects do not necessarily apply to all products, but rather apply to a single item. If a product is manufactured improperly by fault of the employees, or manufacturing process it is a manufacturing defect. Unlike design defects, manufacturing defects may require that the actual product be available and introduced as evidence. That is why it is critical to keep the product in its post injury position. DO NOT attempt to correct the defect until our inspectors and experts have reviewed the product. Labeling defects essentially deem a product defective for failing to inform users of potential issues. Examples can include failing to warn of a cutting angles or other foreseeable uses. If you have been injured make sure you have an expert review the product. Your attorney will have experts in the field who can correctly asses the issue. Bandsaw Guards – OSHA Standards to Prevent Workplace Bandsaw Accidents OSHA laws require that a bandsaws have guards to protect against injuries. It is required that bandsaws be properly guarded and that the blades be guarded. It is also required that bandsaw wheels be enclosed in order to avoid injuries. Bandsaws must also provide tension control devices to properly protect against injuries from saw breakage issues caused by blade tension.