Revista chilena de derecho
versión ISSN 0718-3437
GONZALEZ CASTILLO, Joel. PRODUCTS LIABILITY IN EUROPE AND THE UNITED STATES*: RESPONSABILIDAD POR PRODUCTOS DEFECTUOSOS EN EUROPA Y ESTADOS UNIDOS. Rev. chil. derecho [online]. 2012, vol.39, n.2, pp. 277-296. ISSN 0718-3437. doi: 10.4067/S0718-34372012000200003.
This article examines three linked questions which are considered key elements for the configuration of a products liability system. First, defect categories, i.e., manufacturing defects, design defects, and insufficient warnings. Second, how to determine whether the design of a product is defective. Two possibilities become available at this point: consumer expectations test or risk-utility analysis. And, finally, whether to apply negligence or strict liability in cases of damages caused by defective products.
Palabras clave : products liability; defective products; strict liability; damages.