Allocation of Responsibility for Product Safety

  title={Allocation of Responsibility for Product Safety},
  author={K. Ronald Laughery and David Richard Lovvoll and Michael S. Wogalter},
Three studies were carried out to explore how people allocate responsibility for safety during product use. In Study 1 29 consumer products were named and subjects apportioned safety responsibility to the manufacturer, the retailer, the user, and a potentially relevant organization not in the stream of commerce (e.g., FDA, CPSC, Underwriters Laboratories). The mean percent responsibility allocated to these four alternatives was 43%, 9%, 27% and 21% respectively. A significant interaction… CONTINUE READING

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