‘Amazon as a Seller of Marketplace Goods’

“Last fall, a student in my Sales class sent me the following email, ‘I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. I came across this article this morning and found it pretty interesting. I thought you may find it interesting as well’. The article dealt with Amazon’s liability for defective goods sold on its website. I was horrified to learn that goods sold on Amazon had caused serious personal injury, including blindness, severe burns, and death, and that Amazon was trying to escape liability. In one case, Amazon oh-so-generously offered a $12.30 refund to a customer after a laptop battery exploded, causing her to be hospitalized for several weeks with third degree burns …” (part 1, part 2)

[Tanya Monestier, ContractsProf Blog, 6-7 April]

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