risk-utility test

Definition of "risk-utility test"
  1. A method applied in cases involving product liability to figure out if the manufacturer is responsible for harm to a customer. This determination is made by considering if the danger presented by the product's design surpasses its advantages
How to use "risk-utility test" in a sentence
  1. The court applied the risk-utility test to assess if the smartphone's explosion danger outweighed its advanced features.
  2. The injury caused by the power tool led to a lawsuit, where the risk-utility test was used to evaluate the tool's design benefits and potential hazards.
  3. In an upcoming case, the lawyers plan to use the risk-utility test to judge if the car manufacturer should be held accountable for the vehicle's faulty design.

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