Marketers of used products face uncertainty in the legal environment because of the inconsistent ways their offerings are treated with respect to strict product liability. The authors analyze the conceptual underpinnings of strict liability to assess its applicability to used goods. Then they examine litigated cases to present an overview of current judicial treatment of defective used products. Finally, they discuss policy issues related to used products in the context of both the law and marketing.
Karl Boedecker and Fred Morgan, “Strict Liability for Sellers of Used Goods: A Conceptual Rationale and Current Status,” Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, 12 (Fall), 178-187. 1993