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Abstract

This Article suggests that, although previous revisions to the North Carolina Products Liability Act brought progress, more revisions are needed, and these revisions will be best accomplished by incorporating additional measures into the act, especially those that have gained wide acceptance elsewhere. Part I of this Article provides a brief introduction to the early development of products liability law. Part I.A discusses tort-law influences in products liability, and Part I.B focuses on contributions from contract law. Parts II.A and II.B briefly describe MUPLA and the Restatement (Third) of Torts: Products Liability, respectively. Part III discusses the current state of products-liability law in North Carolina and suggests a number of proposed improvements to North Carolina’s products-liability act.

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