In my opinion if Oculus do not categorically state the reason why the device should not be used while charging, and someone has an accident, they will still be liable. People will always take more notice of such warnings if a reason is given
Saying don't do it doesn't take Oculus off the hook. There's no such easy answer in litigation. It all depends on a variety of factors. That's just one factor. If there's a 100% chance the thing explodes when charging then you better believe they would be liable regardless of them saying don't do it. If they really wanted to lessen liability they would state the reason for example:
Do not charge while using the headset, headset may explode.
That would lessen liability, but not eliminate it. Honestly, no company could release a product if it exploded so easily.
My advice: don't take advice from non-lawyers or random persons on the internet. Yes, even me. Take the advice at your own risk. The above is not legal advice and not intended as such. Consult an attorney.
Zenbane said:As for the whole "no company could release a product if it exploded so easily," umm... are you not familiar with the automotive industry?
To be fair, the airbags weren't expected to do that