When consumers shop at a retail establishment, they are showing trust in that company to sell them safe products. This is especially true when it comes to food purchases. However, when a retail giant is believed to have knowingly sold contaminated comestibles in large quantities, there may be no recourse for consumers but to participate in class action litigation to receive fair compensation. Such a situation is currently unfolding to the west of Ontario.
When it comes to consumer goods, the possibility of purchasing a defective item always exists. It is for that reason manufacturers generally provide a limited warranty and retailers offer returns and exchanges. However, when a particular product seems to be failing en masse, there could be a larger issue at hand. A toy maker based in Ontario may have to deal with class action litigation after its biggest selling product left a lot of families disappointed this past Christmas.