Product liability

Product liability – this legal term is used in the area of Commercial Law, where it details the civil liability by the manufacturer, the supplier or the vendor, for a defect (design defects, manufacturing defects, and defects in marketing) or shortcoming in a sold product. Usually the liability is deemed as warrantee liability for defective manufactured products, which states that in certain deadlines of usage, any defects or shortcomings if occurred and claimed, will be removed (or in cases of impossibility for removal, the whole item will be replaced with a new one). In cases where the defected product has caused injuries or loses to its purchaser, a product liability claim could be submitted in court. Synonyms are “absolute liability” and “strict liability”.

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