Product Liability

An injury caused by a defective product can give rise to a number of different legal issues. Was the product faulty as designed, or was it a one-off manufacturing defect? Who can be held liable  for injuries caused by a defective consmer product? The manufacturer? The retailer? What about a distributor or re-seller? In this section we'll explain how  legal claims work when  defective products  cause injury, including the special fault rules ("strict liability") that apply in most of these cases.