Defective Products Liability


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Mary's three-year old daughter Megan competes in pageants. Mary buys a new curling iron to style Megan's hair. The first time she uses it, Megan's hair is melted and her skin is burned. Mary calls the company to complain and they tell her the curling iron is designed only for use on adult hair. This is an example of _____.

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1. Steve's new motor scooter leaked gas on his way to work. Now he's out of gas and stranded. While complaining to a friend, he finds out that this is apparently a common problem with these scooters. What is this an example of?

2. Teresa bought a new flat screen TV and installed it on her wall according to its instruction manual. Two days later it fell off the wall and broke. The handyman who came to help her clean up the mess said that the screws she used weren't strong enough to hold the TV bracket. Teresa is upset because these were the screws that came with the TV. She called the company to complain and they apologized. They said that some of the boxes were accidentally packed with screws meant for a much smaller model TV. This is an example of _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo can help gauge your knowledge of features of defective products liability. Terms you need to be familiar with to pass the quiz portion include strict liability.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this interactive worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Strict liability offenses
  • Product liability offenses
  • Examples defective products liability

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet help students practice the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about defective products in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about liability offense
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept on defective products

Additional Learning

To learn more about defective products, review the accompanying lesson Defective Products Liability. This lesson will help you:

  • Define failure to warn
  • Find examples of manufacturing defects
  • Identify product liabilities
  • Learn about properties of design flaws