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Amazon & The Product Liability Conundrum.

As we're just a few days into the new decade, I'm reflecting on how ubiquitous Amazon has become in my life and the lives of those around me. As much as they've revolutionized the way I think about shopping, they've also revolutionized the way I must think about product liability. What responsibility does Amazon have to its customers when one of the products that are sold through their marketplace is faulty or downright dangerous?

From Verge: How Amazon Escapes Liability for the Riskiest Products on its Site.

Amazon Statistics You Should Know:

Amazon's accounted for ~49% of all US eCommerce sales in 2018.

The average US household spends $1,400 per year on Amazon { }

About half of Amazon's online sales can be attributed to 3rd party selling on Amazon's Marketplace platform. { }

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