Defects That Create Liability
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Several types of product defects incur liability in manufacturers and suppliers:
1 – Design Defects
Design defects are inherent, as they exist before the product is manufactured. While the item might serve its purpose well, it can be unreasonably dangerous due to a design flaw. In 47 states, the plaintiff has the burden of proof to prove the existence of a design defect. In Alaska, California, and Hawaii, however, the defendant must justify the product’s design to show why there was no defect.
2 – Manufacturing Defects
Manufacturing defects occur during the construction or production of the item.
Only a few out of many products of the same type are flawed in this case.
3 – Defects in marketing
Defects in marketing deal with improper instructions and failures to warn consumers of latent dangers in the product
4 – Strict Liability
Products Liability is generally considered a strict liability offense. Regarding product liability, a defendant is liable when the plaintiff proves the product is defective, regardless of the defendant’s intent. It is irrelevant whether the manufacturer or supplier exercised great care; if a defect in the product causes harm, they will be liable for it.
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