Products liability is an area of law that covers defective consumer products. When you are injured by a defective product, you have more options that simply requesting a refund. The manufacturer and sometimes the retailer will be responsible for any injuries caused by a malfunctioning product. When you purchase a product at the store, you expect it to do what it is intended to do, whether that is to entertain you or provide some sort of service. Often times, products do not function as intended. The device may cause a fire, act as a choking hazard for a small child or cause an allergic reaction.