As consumers we trust that the products we buy are safe for our use and free from any defects that may pose us harm. Under products liability law, it is the duty of companies and manufacturers to provide safe goods to consumers by inspecting goods for dangers, removing dangerous goods from the marketplace, or warning consumers of known dangers. Although it is the legal duty of companies to not cause injury through dangerous products, at least as adult people we can be aware of these dangers and receive warnings from companies.
However, consider children who do not know to be on the lookout for dangers in the things they use in their daily lives and trust that they are not in harm's way. Children are often not emotionally mature enough to understand dangers that are commonly around us, particularly if the dangers exist in something that is ordinarily not dangerous, like their food and toys. It is understandably a hard concept for such a young mind to grasp that an everyday item could cause them harm, particularly if the same item of another brand is safe. Without this differentiation or knowledge, children can easily be in harm's way from dangerous products. Nevertheless, it is the legal duty of companies to provide safe products for consumers, especially to children who require more protection than adults.