Week 2 Discussion 2 - I believe that US retailers have a...

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I believe that US retailers have a legal liability for defective products imported from China and should be held responsible for any injury caused by these products. It is a generally known fact that standards and regulations in foreign countries differ from those in the United States, so companies should approach any import opportunities with caution. This is not new and we have seen the effects of defective products and tainted food imports reaching the homes of American consumers on numerous occasions. As Ms. Smith mentioned on the video, Congress should take action and like the SARS situation, they may eventually enforce stricter regulations, but it is also up to the consumers to drive this action sooner rather than later (Chines, 2007). Seaquist explained in the text that the law “imposes a duty on each of us to take” reasonable precautions to prevent inflicting injury on others and that a person can be charged with negligence for failing to observe this reasonable care (2012). Using this reasoning, US business owners should be taking reasonable precautions to prevent the

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