Media Advisory—Hazardous Products: Accountability, Expenses Highlight Problems with Dangerous and Foreign Products

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Media Advisory—Hazardous Products: Accountability, Expenses Highlight Problems with Dangerous and Foreign Products 

For Immediate Release: November 11, 2008

Contact: Jen Fuson
202.965.3500, ext. 8369

Media Advisory

Hazardous Products: Accountability, Expenses Highlight Problems with Dangerous and Foreign Products

New Data Illustrates Enormous Costs Associated with Dangerous Products


When:  
Friday, November 14, 2008, 9 am – 2 pm (lunch provided)

Where:  American University Washington College of Law

               4801 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Room 603

What:   Release of research, panel discussion, lunch will be provided

9:45am—The Social Costs of Dangerous Products: An Empirical Investigation, by Prof. Sidney Shapiro of Wake Forest School of Law.  Research looks at costs of injuries and fatalities associated with three known dangerous products: Ford SUV’s with Firestone tires, the pharmaceutical drug Baycol manufactured by Bayer, and all terrain vehicles, or ATVs.

11 am –Unavailable and Unaccountable: A Free Ride for Foreign Manufacturers of Defective Goods, by Prof. Andrew F. Popper of American University Washington College of Law.  Research looks at issues and obstacles to holding manufacturers of dangerous foreign products, like toys and drugs, accountable.

Who: Prof. Andrew F. Popper, American University Washington College of Law,

Prof. Sidney Shapiro, Wake Forest School of Law,

Joanne Doroshow, Executive Director, Center for Justice and Democracy,

E. Marla Felcher, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University,

Prof. Lucinda Finley, SUNY Buffalo Law School,

Ami Gadhia, Esq., Policy Counsel, Consumers Union,

Sally Greenberg, Esq., Executive Director, National Consumers League,

Thomas L. Gowen, Esq., Locks Law Firm, Philadelphia, PA,

Prof. David Michaels, George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services,

Prof. Joseph A. Page, Georgetown University Law Center,

Prof. Neil Vidmar, Duke University School of Law

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