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Rapidly changing technologies and exciting new products offer seemingly limitless opportunities for growth and progress across a broad range of industries. But the same innovative qualities that make new products likely to gain widespread publicity may also attract unwanted – and unwarranted – attention from the plaintiffs’ bar and others wanting to exploit the success of the latest “it” products. As a result, emerging products may be susceptible to a variety of product liability and tort claims. The following are a few examples of the challenges and potential liabilities new products may face.