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4097978015 - What is Products Liability ME4214 Design for...

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1 ME4214 Design for Product Safety Product Liability Dr. David Yuen Department of Mechanical Engineering The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 2 What is Products Liability? Products liability refers to the liability of any or all parties along the chain of manufacture of any product for damage caused by that product. This includes the manufacturer of component parts (at the top of the chain), an assembling manufacturer, the wholesaler, and the retail store owner (at the bottom of the chain). Products containing inherent defects that cause harm to a consumer of the product, or someone to whom the product was loaned, given, etc., are the subjects of products liability suits. While products are generally thought of as tangible personal property, products liability has stretched that definition to include intangibles (gas), naturals (pets), real estate (house), and writings (navigational charts). 3 Product Liability every manufacturer has a responsibility for damage and injuries that a product causes to people and property this responsibility may be transferred to the importer the liability may lead to payments for damages or other legal consequences 4 Product Liability the product should be systematically and carefully scrutinized to determine what damage it may cause documentation of product development in respect of safety is important insurance companies will demand this documentation before covering the risk
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