In order to understand how the existing products liability law applies to electronic products, it is necessary to examine the methods by which such products are distributed, and the manufacturers' attitude toward the inclusion of safety devices in the production of these products. The four characteristics of electronic products that most affect their legal treatment will be identified and discussed, and the three principal theories most often used for the prosecution of products liability cases will be described herein, with emphasis on the features most likely to be involved in electronic cases.

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