Defective Goods: Legal Risks And Protective Measures

Law360, New York (July 26, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Over the past several weeks, there has been a steady gathering of news articles concerning the importation of defective or unsafe products from China into the United States and other western nations.

From toothpaste poisoned with antifreeze to pet food laced with plastic chemicals to Thomas & Friends wooden railway toys decorated with toxic lead paint, the beat of these stories has been the same: Chinese products are potentially dangerous, if not life threatening, and consumers should be on guard. The fallout from this negative press...
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