146. Care and diligence.

(ii)     Bailee's Obligations

146.     Care and diligence.

A custodian for reward1 must exercise reasonable care for the safety of the article entrusted to him2. The standard of care and diligence imposed on the custodian is that demanded by the circumstances of the particular case3. The precautions required of him may therefore be more exacting than those required of a gratuitous depositary4.

On demand he must return the chattel to the bailor or deliver it in accordance with his instructions5; if he fails to do so, or if he misdelivers, the owner may recover damages from him. Where the owner