No Magic Words

A woman had a pacemaker. She went to her doctor. She was told her pacemaker had about five to six months battery life before needing to be replaced. A month later, the woman died of cardiac arrhythmia. During an autopsy the pacemaker was removed and tested. The battery voltage was below end-of-life level, contrary to […]

The Infant Crib Safety Act is Not Dumb

A humor website that lists various “dumb laws” reckons the Infant Crib Safety Act to number among that category. The Infant Crib Safety Act requires that cribs sold retail in Washington meet certain safety requirements. Each and every safety requirement in the Act is based on experience. Each safety requirement addresses a hazard that has […]

Breach of Warranty

A product liability claim may be based on breach of warranty. A manufacturer may be liable under Washington products liability law even in the absence of design defects, construction defects, or a failure to warn if the product fails a warranty. A warranty may be expressed or implied.