Is a manufacturer liable for injuries caused by their product?

Alberta, Canada


The following excerpt is from Tilley v. Man Roland Canada Inc., 1999 ABQB 364 (CanLII):

Bielby J. observed at p. 14: In Canada, the law does not impose strict liability on manufacturers of goods, so that they are liable for all injuries caused by those goods, no matter what the circumstances. As Finch J. states in Stiles v. Honda, an unreported decision of the B.C.S.C. dated January 4, 1992 at 24: The law does not require a manufacturer to produce articles which are accident proof, or incapable of doing harm. The manufacturer is not “an insurer” of anyone who suffers injury while using, or misusing, the product.

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