One way for a manufacturer to ensure it has a proper warning on its product is to “use credible industry groups and trade associations, such as American National Standards Institute, for advice and guidance on labeling.” “Manufacturers Beware: Liability When Warning Labels Are Ignored or Disobeyed,” Product Liability Law & Strategy, July, 2003, Pg. 1.

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