Under California law, a manufacturer or seller of a product can be held strictly liable for any injuries or damages caused by a defective product. This means that the injured party does not need to prove that the manufacturer or seller was negligent or careless in producing or selling the product. Instead, the injured party must only show that the product was defective and that the defect caused their injuries or damages.

There are three types of defects that can give rise to strict liability: design defects, manufacturing defects, and marketing defects. A design defect is a flaw in the product's design that makes it unreasonably dangerous. A manufacturing defect is a flaw in the way the product was made, which makes it different from other products of the same type and which has caused it to be dangerous. Finally, a marketing defect is a failure to adequately warn consumers about a product's potential dangers or to provide instructions for safe use of the product.

One of the benefits of strict liability is that it encourages manufacturers to take greater care in designing, manufacturing, and marketing their products, since they know they can be held responsible for any defects. Additionally, strict liability makes it easier for injured parties to recover damages for their injuries or damages caused by defective products, since they do not need to prove negligence.

Overall, strict liability in product liability is an important legal concept that helps protect consumers from the dangers of defective products and holds manufacturers and sellers accountable for the harm their products cause.