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  •  you are correct- too tangential (5+ / 0-)
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    VClib, MGross, goodpractice, elwior, FG

    Walmart put its products out to bid.  The manufacturer had the low bid in part due to its low labor costs and its lack of safety features.  Walmart and Gap and any other purchaser of these products are not liable for the mistakes of the manufacturer.

    •  I heard that some companies (2+ / 0-)
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      tardis10, elwior

      have discovered that they really don't save that much $$$ on the actual cost of manufacturing when outsourcing, so I assume it is lack of attention to safety and liability where the big savings come in.

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