ARE18 Homework2

ARE18 Homework2 - ARE 18 January 19, 2011 Homework 2 Do...

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ARE 18 January 19, 2011 Homework 2 Do companies that manufacture a product have the responsibility to make sure that their product is not misused? Is it unethical if they know their product is being used for other purposes but continue to sell it anyways? I do not think that the company is responsible because it is up to the consumer to determine how to use the product that they are purchasing. The company is not liable for selling an item that is meant to do one thing, but could also be used for another. For example, hammers are used to pound nails in the wall and building common household appliances. However, there have been cases where hammers have been used as weapons against people resulting in death. However, just because a few people abuse the use of a certain product does not mean that the company or the rest of the population should be held accountable and have to suffer because of it. Clearly it was that persons wrong doing, and it was their decision to misuse the product that was
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course ARE 18 taught by Professor Maxey during the Winter '08 term at UC Davis.

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