The phrase "products liability" is used to describe situations
in which a person or property is injured or damaged in some way due to a
defective product or service. Products liability is not a legal theory like
strict liability, negligence, or intentional torts, rather the phrase simply
means that the supplier, manufacturer, retailer, or other provider of a product
or service may be liable for any injury or damage caused by such product or
There are generally two types of defective products, those with defective
designs and those that are manufactured improperly.
defects occur when the engineering process used by a company to design a product
is faulty, resulting in a product that is unnecessarily dangerous. With a design
defect, all of the items that come off a company's assembly line have the same
On the other hand, a manufacturing defect occurs when a
product is not manufactured as designed. While there is nothing wrong with the
product's overall design, the manner in which it is assembled is flawed. With a
manufacturing defect, the problem is usually not common to all of the items
which roll off the company's assembly line, but rather with only a few.
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