risk-utility test

noun
risk-util·​i·​ty test

Legal Definition of risk-utility test

: a test used in product liability cases to determine whether a manufacturer is liable for injury to a consumer because the risk of danger created by the product's design outweighs the benefits of the design

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“Risk-utility test.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/risk-utility%20test. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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