Some products are dangerous even when manufactured correctly. For example, when a mining company buys a stick of dynamite and a blasting cap, there is no question that this product is capable of exploding and causing serious damage or loss of life, even when used correctly. If the product wasn’t capable of exploding, it would not be of any value to the mining company, so they wouldn’t buy it.
The same could be said about a chainsaw. While it won’t explode if manufactured correctly, it is definitely dangerous and capable of inflicting serious injury or death. If it wasn’t, it would not be able to make quick work of a log or tree as it was designed to do. In other words, some products are inherently dangerous, and as long as it was not unreasonably dangerous, defectively designed, or the company did not adequately warn consumers of the proper way to the use the item safely, the company may not be liable for any personal injuries. Continue reading