What Is Product Liability? - Definition & Laws


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The theory of product liability which assumes the existence of a contract between the parties is called _____.

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1. Jane was injured when a hair dryer that she purchased from ABC Corporation caught on fire. She was using it normally. Why would ABC be held liable for the defective hair dryer according to the strict liability theory of product liability?

2. _____ is the legal responsibility imposed on businesses for the manufacturing or selling of defective goods.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Consumer rights under product liability generally involve three theories. This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of these different theories by presenting you with different scenarios to which they may apply.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following aspects of product liability:

  • When breaches of warranty result in liability
  • Situations in which a duty of care is owed
  • The concept of strict liability

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the theories of product liability and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as breach of warranty, negligence, and strict liability
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify situations in which the different theories apply

Additional Learning

To further examine how theories of product liability help protect consumers, take a look at the lesson called What Is Product Liability? - Definition & Laws. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Types of warranties and ways they may be breached
  • The concept of strict liability
  • How negligence creates liability
  • Describe examples of product liability cases