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Campo v. Scofield

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    Synopsis of Rule of Law. Under products liability a manufacturer is not responsible for obvious and known dangers of products.

    Facts. No facts given.

    Issue. Under products liability, is a manufacturer responsible for obvious and known dangers of products?

    Held. No.
    * There is no duty under products liability to make a machine accident proof or foolproof. There is no duty to guard against injury resulting from deterioration, or to furnish a machine that will last for a longer time period. The manufacturer is under no duty to guard against a patent peril or from a source manifestly dangerous.
    * The manufacturer has the right to expect that persons will do everything necessary to avoid possible injuries.

    Discussion. Strict liability is not absolute liability. People are still expected to use common sense when handling a potentially dangerous product.

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