The evolution and application of product liability law in the past fifteen years represents one of the most dynamic developments in law.

The result of these rapid and violent developments has been to substantially increase the susceptibility of producers to suits by members of the public in direct actions. It was assumed the crest of the wave of expanded product liability was reached with the formulation of the legal principles set forth in Section 402A of the Restatement (Second) of the Law of Torts. However, subsequent court actions proved this assumption to be invalid.

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