3-D printing set to disrupt products liability law
Judy Okenfuss, a Managing Partner of Ice Miller, was quoted in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article, "3-D printing set to disrupt products liability law." Read the full article here.
"...Ice Miller attorney Judy Okenfuss noted that something as simple as a 3-D printed toy given out as a party favor could open numerous liability issues and legal questions.
“You can see how tempting it would be to print a little play thing. It’s fun to design. Simple for kids to play with. It comes with bright colors. But you don’t have the inspection, the testing and the warnings,” she said.
In that scenario, the device would not have entered the stream of commerce, the person who distributed the toy may not have much financial net worth even if a successful claim could be made, and the person who created the CAD file the dangerous toy was based on could live across the globe..."