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Products liability is a legal term for the action whereby an injured party (plaintiff) seeks to recover damages for personal injury or property loss from a producer and/or seller when the plaintiff alleges that a defective product caused the injury or loss. This article provides information on legal bases for products liability and definitions for the two types of defects, namely, manufacturing defects and design defects. It summarizes other possible defects in design, as well as preventive measures.

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Charles O. Smith, 1997. "Products Liability and Design", Materials Selection and Design, George E. Dieter

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