After viewing the
Chinese Imports & Food Safety
video, consider whether U.S. retailers that utilize
products or raw ingredients that are imported from China and are poorly regulated should be liable in
tort for injuries to consumers who are harmed by those products. Answer parts a and b of the
For this part of the prompt, answer
of the following points:
If U.S. companies should not be liable, then they could be legally exempt from tort liability.
Discuss the consequences of such a policy to U.S. consumers.
If the U.S. companies should be liable, then those companies would not be legally exempt
from tort liability. Discuss the consequences of such a policy to U.S. businesses.
Regardless of your response to part a, assume that U.S. retailers do have legal liability for
defective products. What steps could U.S. retailers and manufacturers take when using
products imported from China that would minimize their liability exposure? For example, they
could warn consumers about the potential, though speculative, dangers when using products