The risks of product liability sometime affect technological developments in hardware and software used to make products. They can stifle innovation and make some advancements seem too risky. How does the law view these products and what can be done to evaluate and reduce these risks.
This article will discuss whether there is a risk to overwarning or if it provides better protection than underwarning And, in light of these risks, what should a manufacturer do?
Assessing the liability between the raw material suppliers, component suppliers, finished product manufacturers, installers, and maintenance personnel is a very difficult legal proposition.
The elements of a program to deal with pre-sale and post-sale safety issues are well-known. But the specifics of what elements should be used and how by a particular manufacturer are often unknown. Therefore, the most important question that must be answered by any company manufacturing finished products or component parts is “What should my company do and how should I do it?”
This article will discuss risk assessment techniques before and after sale and some of the legal and practical implications arising from their use.
Design plans, engineering drawings, production procedures, safety memoranda, and marketing strategies can significantly help or hurt a manufacturer or product seller, especially in the event of product liability litigation.
This article will discuss the ways in which a company can be organized and prepared to meet its post-sale duties and to undertake a field corrective action program or a recall.
One of the more perplexing issues I have grappled with over the years is determining when an industrial product becomes a consumer product and therefore subject to the laws concerning consumer products.