How would this affect liability. If an owner uses a product in a way not intended by the manufacturer is the manufacturer liable for the damages? I'm not talking about product defects but the use of products not intended by the manufacturer, i.e. using a lawnmower as a hedge trimmer. It seems like there should be some kind of protection for the manufacturer in these cases. I'm all for using the product as you see fit as long as you don't come after the manufacturer when it cuts your dick off.