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CHAPTER 13 Strict liabilityis the basis for recovery for activities which have been found to be: Certain types of activities come with very high duty, hurt someone by doing high risk activities, you’re going to pay.Some examples/activities where strict liabilityhas been applied are: 1. Abnormally Dangerous Activities:defendant is strictly liable, involves high degree of risk that cannot be made more safe.2. Wild animals:a person that owns a wild animal can be strictly liable for any injuries the animal causes.3. Product liability:liability of manufactures and sellers for harmful or defective products.PRODUCT LIABILITY Product liability cases can be based on what theories of recovery: 1. Negligence2. Misrepresentation3. Strict liability4. WarrantiesWhen a product liability case is based on negligence, due care must be exercised by the manufacturer in the following areas: 1. Designing the product2. Assembling and testing the product3. Placing adequate warnings on the label to inform the user of dangers of which an ordinary person might not be aware of.