In the law of products liability, a design defect exists when a defect is inherent in the design of the product itself.
In the law of products liability, a manufacturing defect is a defect in a product that was not intended. This kind of defect occurs when a product departs from its intended design and is more dangerous than consumers expect the product to be.
Oral argument: Oct. 31, 2006
Appealed from: Supreme Court of Oregon (Feb. 2, 2006)