PRODUCTS LIABILITY




What is Products Liability?

Product liability is the area of law in which manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, retailers, and others who make products available to the public are held responsible for the injuries those products cause.


Examples of Products Liability include:


  • Design defects:  Liability is caused by an error in the supervision of the product’s design. As a result the product is dangerous when used as directed for another acceptable purpose.


  • Manufacturing Defects:  Liability is caused by a blunder in the manufacturing process.


  • Marketing Defects:  Liability is caused by inadequate warning labels, instructions, etc. that fail to alert the consumer about product defects or safety issues.