Week 2 – Assignment

Negligent Tort

Visit the  United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (Links to an external site.) website. Click on “Recalls.” Choose one product that has been recalled.

1. Describe the product subject to recall, including the recall date, recall number, and the reason for the recall.

2. Analyze whether the manufacturer would be liable for negligence if the product had not been recalled and had caused harm to a consumer.

3. Discusses the following in relation to the product recall:

4. Duty of Care

5. Standard of Care

6. Breach of the Duty of Care

7. Actual Causation

8. Proximate Causation

9. Actual Injury

10. Defenses to Negligence

11. Analyze and apply a relevant consumer protection statute identified under “Consumer Protection” in Chapter 8 of your text in conjunction with the product recall that you have identified. Must address the topic with critical thought.

Submit a four- to five-page paper (not including title and reference pages). Your paper must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide and must cite at least three scholarly sources in addition to the textbook

Carefully review the  Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.) for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

Seaquist, G. (2012).  Business law for managers  [Electronic version]. Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu/


Required Resources


Please read the following chapters in:  Business law for managers :

· Chapter 6: Criminal Law

· Chapter 7: Intentional Torts

· Chapter 8: Negligence, Strict Liability, and Product Liability


Chinese Imports & Food Safety – PBS Newshour (Links to an external site.)– YouTube. (n.d.). YouTube – Broadcast Yourself. Retrieved October 19, 2012, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=BKe70AAU_lc


United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (Links to an external site.). (www.cpsc.gov/)