Zaleskie v. Joyce

In Zaleskie v. Joyce, 133 Vt. 150, 333 A.2d 110 (1975), the Court adopted the doctrine of strict product liability set forth in the Restatement (Second) of Torts, the elements of which are as follows: (1) One who sells any product in a defective condition unreasonably dangerous to the user or consumer or to his property is subject to liability for physical harm thereby caused to the ultimate user or consumer, or to his property, if (a) the seller is engaged in the business of selling such a product, and (b) it is expected to and does reach the user or consumer without substantial change in the condition in which it is sold. (Id. at 154, 333 A.2d at 113.)