Strict Liability on Torts for Design Defects
The Consumer Product Safety Commission controls consumer recalls. An example of a recent recall is the recalling by Graco of strollers due to fingertip amputation hazard.
The folding hinges on the sides of the stroller can pinch a child’s finger, posing a laceration or amputation hazard.
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Q.1.a. Describe the tort of “Strict Liability for Design Defects” as it applies to the Graco recall situation.See your textbook, pps. 143-146.
b. What defenses, if any apply to the tort of Strict Liability for Design Defect. Should the parents assume any liability?
Q. 2. Using the search box on this page http://www.cpsc.gov/ give us a short report (several sentences) of a product that is currently on recall status.