Changing Standards In Safety

Law360, New York (October 13, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- When faced with a weak design or manufacturing claim related to a product, skilled plaintiffs attorneys will develop sophisticated failure to warn claims focusing on the written materials related to the product. Product manuals, instructions and other lengthy product materials can provide substantial fodder for inadequate warning claims.

While safety standards have existed for years for warning labels, safety signs and hang tags (ANSI Z535.1-.5), no standard existed which provided guidance for manufacturers in drafting safety information in manuals, instruction booklets or other collateral materials....
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