New York, NY asked in Products Liability and Personal Injury for New York

Q: What is the liability of the hairstylist when selling professional hair color to their clients for at home use?

We are thinking of making color "touch up" kits to sell to clients during the time we are closed due to social distancing. What are the liabilities associated with this as the business owners if something were to go wrong with either the color results , unexpected hair damage or personal injury due to clients misuse (intentional or unintentional) while using this product that we sold them in their own home? Can we create a waiver to exempt us from liability?

1 Lawyer Answer
James Avery
James Avery
  • Products Liability Lawyer
  • Denver, CO
  • Licensed in New York

A: Liability will generally depends on whether a license is required to sell the product, and if so, there is probably a potential for liability.

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