Dangerous Foreign ProductsEvery day, American consumers are vulnerable to injury or death from dangerous foreign products. News that thousands of homeowners are living with the hazards of tainted Chinese drywall is just one more example of why there must be a system in place that would ensure these goods are safe. Beefing up U.S. inspections of foreign goods is an important step but it is only one part of the solution.
Foreign Manufacturers Should Not Have an Advantage over American Businesses
American businesses have incentive to produce quality goods because they will be held liable by our civil justice system. Under current law, foreign companies have no such incentive because it is often difficult or impossible to subject them to the jurisdiction of U.S. courts. The Protecting Americans from Unsafe Foreign Products Act levels the playing field so that foreign companies are subject to the same laws as American businesses.
Watch the videos below to learn more about the hazards associated with Chinese drywall.