defective product is a product which fails to perform as safely as an ordinary consumer would expect because of a fault in its design, labeling, or the way it is instructed to be used. An example rests with the Ford Pintos of the 1970’s. These cars had a faulty fuel system that easily ignited the car in a rear end collision. Because of a direct fault in the Pintos’ fuel system approximately 500 people died and many more were injured.
What is a defective product?