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Products liability by Tiffany Funk: What is Products Liability?

Exploring Key Theories of Products Liability: Design Defect, Manufacturing Defect, Failure to Warn, and Warranties

Products Liability Overview

Products liability refers to the liability of any or all parties along the chain of manufacture of any product for damage caused by that product. This includes the manufacturer of component parts, an assembling manufacturer, the wholesaler, and the retail store owner. Product liability suits may be brought by the consumer or someone to whom the product was loaned. 

Products liability claims can be based on negligence, strict liability, or breach of warranty of fitness depending on the jurisdiction within which the claim is based. 

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