In the products liability area the pendulum has now swung back to the imposition of strict liability. This transition, beginning with the elimination of the privity requirement in negligence actions, continuing with the imposition of strict liability under a warranty theory, and culminating in the development of a tort theory of recovery in strict liability, has been well-documented.
David A. Fischer, Products Liability--The Meaning of Defect, 39 Mo. L. Rev. 339 (1974)