Torts: Products Liability Image
Restatement of the Law Third,

Torts: Products Liability

This work comprehensively covers the complex field of products liability and addresses the liability of commercial product sellers and distributors for harm caused by their products. It supersedes § 402A of the Restatement Second, Torts and responds to issues that became serious points of contention in the courts but were not part of the products liability landscape when the earlier provision was adopted in 1964. It articulates clear answers regarding whether a product is defective by formulating three distinct categories of product defect and the legal standards appropriate to each: manufacturing defects; design defects; and inadequate instructions or warnings defects. The work also develops special rules for component parts, prescription drugs and medical devices, food, and used products.

More details and content summary
Shop individual parts
  • Volumes
  • Appendices
  • Pocket Parts


    Official Text
    382 pages, 1998, #6081

    This Restatement covers the liability of commercial product sellers; the liability of successors and manufacturers; and provisions of general applicability.

    More details and content summary




  • Current Offerings:
    • Appendix Volume 2 (1984 - 2003)

      This volume contains all court citations to the Restatement Third Torts, Products Liability, and the Restatement Second Torts, §§ 402A and 402B, that have been reported to the Institute from July 1984 through June 2003.

      $91.00 489 pages 2004 #04AXTPL1




  • Current Offerings:
    • 2021 RESTPKPT TORTS 3D PROD LIAB 42884348

      This Pocket Part contains citations to the Restatement of the Law Third, Torts:
      Products Liability, as well as citations to §§ 402A–402B of the Restatement
      Second of Torts, for the period from July 2003 through June 2019. For earlier
      citations to §§ 402A–402B, see the Volumes titled “Torts 3d: Products Liability
      Appendix §§ 1–End Reporting Cases July 1984 through June 2003” and “Torts
      2d Appendix §§ 402A to 402B Reporting All Cases through June 1984.” For
      subsequent citations, see also the Interim Case Citations to the Restatements
      and the Principles of the Law pamphlets designated for use with the 2021
      Pocket Parts and Supplements.

      FGM - 42884348