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Comparative Fault

While under a products liability theory a manufacturer may be strictly liable for defects, the law recognizes that certain products are inherently dangerous and that consumers should know that the product is dangerous when they purchase it. If a consumer uses a defective product in a manner that an ordinary consumer would and is injured as a result, then a valid case may exist. Conversely, if a consumer uses a product in a manner other than that intended by the manufacturer, the consumer may be partially at fault, despite the fact that the product may have been defective.

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