The defective laptop battery purchased on the website caught fire, causing her third degree burn. Although the battery was purchased from a third-party merchant, Amazon, as the platform side, can also be held responsible.
as the United States is a case law country, this ruling will be a serious blow to Amazon. Over the years, the company has successfully fought back lawsuits that seek to hold Amazon responsible for damage and property damage caused by defective products sold by third-party businesses through its website. But the California Court’s ruling will make it more difficult for it to evade liability in similar lawsuits in the future.