Product Liability Reform: SB 684 (1988).
Provides that a product may be unreasonably dangerous only because
Provides that a product may be unreasonably dangerous only because of one or more of the following characteristics: (a) defective construction or composition; (b) defective design; (c) failure to warn or inadequate warning; or (d) nonconformity with an express warranty. Provides that a manufacturer of a product shall not be liable for damage proximately caused by a characteristic of the product’s design if the manufacturer proves that at the time the product left his control: (a) he did not know and, in light of then-existing reasonably available scientific and technological knowledge, could not have known of the design characteristic that caused the damage; (b) he did not know and, in light of then-existing reasonable available scientific and technological knowledge, could not have known of the alternative design identified by the claimant; or (c) the alternative design identified by the claimant was not feasible, in light of then-existing reasonably available scientific and technological knowledge or then-existing economic practicality.
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