The Definition of Product

Can a product that is not completely installed be a product? The 3-judge panel of the Pennsylvania Superior Court said “yes.”

Sprinkler systems were being contructed in a three huge warehouses for documents storage. Although the sprinkler system was “admittedly incomplete,” the sprinkler system was issuing “material and test certificates” for those portions of the buildings were the documents were actually being stored. Hence, the Court said, the sprinkler system was a “product” and strict liability law was applicable.

Read an article about the case here.

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