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Responsibility to lessen the risk of a harmful product

Argue that a manufacturer does not have a responsibility to lessen the risk of a harmful product. Please support your answer using your text and Internet research. When you quote or cite a website, please list the website at the bottom of your comments in APA citation format.

In your research you might want to search Google for information on either the McDonald's Coffee Case or the case where an obese man sued a fast food restaurant.

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The two cases explain how a manufacturer does not have the responsibility to lessen the risk of harmful products. This is because the manufacturer's aim in any business is to manufacture products that help improve the lives of consumer. As is with McDonald's coffee case where a woman spilt the coffee on her thighs and got third degree burns, the manufacturer didn't have anything that he could do about it since his goal was to serve the customer with the product to benefit her as he makes sales. The reason for this is because, the manufacturer was able to produce and package the product rightfully as it ...

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The expert discusses how a manufacturer has a responsibility to lessen the risk of a harmful product.

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