The Risks of Optional Safety: Is Mandatory Safety Better?

This article discusses the legal and practical issues around the duty to design a safe product and how to decide whether various safety features that aren’t always necessary must be sold as standard features or whether they can be sold separately as options.

Location of Safety Warnings

This article discusses the legal and practical issues around the duty to warn and instruct and where to place safety information on the product and/or in the manual.

Product Liability Marketing Defects

The way you market your product can turn an otherwise safely designed product into an unsafe product that causes injury and creates liability for the manufacturer and product seller.

Contracts That Help or Hurt

When it comes to contracts, what terms and conditions are most important, and how can engineers support their company’s efforts to evaluate and minimize risks?

Faces In Compliance 2020

Keith Armstrong graduated in 1972 from Imperial College, London, specializing in electronic design and field theory. After working in several countries, he joined the first pro-audio custom-mixing-desk manufa... Read More...

Technology Developments and the Risk of Product Liability

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.

Is There a Risk to Overwarning?

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?