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The Changing Face of Product Liability

More distributors have been hit with product liability lawsuits. If pursuing a private label, distributors must educate themselves on all possible risks associated with taking on a manufacturing role. Distributors and their customers must also be aware of the risk of counterfeits in the supply chain, another potential source of liability claims.
Nearly 250,000 circuit breakers can fit into one shipping container. Look at how many possible homes these circuit breakers infiltrate and how many lives and properties can be damaged if the circuit breakers are defective or not installed properly,"says Bernie Heinze, attorney and president/CEO of Sequent Insurance Group, Philadelphia, PA.
"And that is just one container. The amount of product that is coming into ...

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