Des Plaines, IL asked in Products Liability for Illinois

Q: If I sell a product that isn't good, am I still liable, or is the manufacturer?

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T. J. Jesky
T. J. Jesky
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Based on the fact, that you know the product is not good, of course, you would be liable.

Generally speaking, if a retailer sells a product routinely, they as well as the manufacturer are liable for any defects. It is responsibility of the retailer to inspect the product before it is sold to their customers. If you are not a retailer of a product, your liability decreases.

In this case, if you disclose to the buyer, why the product is not good, and the buyer accepts the product with known defects, you have little liability.

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