The Basics of Defective Electrical Products

Beth Ann Klein

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Manufacturer's Duties

Most people understand the dangers and potentially fatal effects of coming into contact with live electricity. However, most consumers do not know that common household products can potentially expose them to this type of danger. Therefore, it is incumbent upon manufacturers of electrical products to design and manufacture them with proper grounding systems, insulation, and circuitry, and to provide adequate warnings of the dangers of electrocution.

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Installer's Duties

Installers and commercial owners of such products also have a duty to assure that the products are properly grounded and safe for use by the public. Unfortunately, the shocking truth is that these duties are often breached by one or more persons or entities, and the results are deadly

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