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The issues of moral responsibility is highlighted from the beginning in the books of ethics. Every field of life has moral aspects. Chapter 6 focuses on ethics and manufactures product liability towards consumer.
Product Liability Law refers to the manufacturers and seller's legal liability to pay damages for buyers, users and even bystanders because of the defects in goods purchase
As the Product Liability Law states, if a product did not have a proper and adequate warning, anyone can sue the manufacturer of the product because that can be a cause of some injuries. Product liability claims are often based on warranty law,misrepresentation,negligence etc. According to Due care theory it is the obligation of the manufacturer to save the consumer from any harmful effects. Since manufacturer have greater knowledge about the products and their side effects so they have a special obligation to take special care and make sure that consumers are not harmed by the product. For example an ordinary person who have no expertise in chemistry and who has never use chemicals before in his life needs a tough bathroom cleaner and he has to do all the work alone. There is no one help him. Suppose he is properly warned about the potential hazards of use of that chemical and that the chemical is only as dangerous as it needs to be to achieve its task. Now the question arises what is the liability and duty of the manufacturer in this case?
For the safety of the consumer it is the producer's duty to foresee and eliminate all inherent risks that a product may have. Due care theory is a "place" where there is someone who has a greater responsibility and a greater knowledge, thereby, he is bound to exercise that conscientious duty. This simply means that the manufacturer and the consumer are not on equal level when it comes to the data of the products. Consequently, adequate care…...

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