Table of Contents for Achieving a Safe and Reliable Product : A Guide to Liability Prevention


Preface ix
Introduction xiii
Chapter 1 Design for Product Safety
1(12)
Conceptual Stage
1(4)
Pre-production Stage
5(2)
Production Stage
7(1)
Post-production Stage
8(2)
Synopsis of Life Cycle Stages
10(3)
Chapter 2 Regulatory and Statute Laws
13(6)
The Food and Drug Administration -- FDA (1938)
14(1)
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration -- OSHA (1970)
15(1)
Consumer Product Safety Commission -- CPSC (1972)
15(1)
The Magnuson--Moss Warranty Federal Trade Commission Improvement Act (1975)
16(1)
Other Federal Laws Regarding Safety
17(1)
Statute Law
18(1)
Chapter 3 Product Hazards Analysis
19(2)
Chapter 4 Manufacturing Process Analysis
21(6)
Customer Complaints
22(5)
Chapter 5 Risk Management
27(10)
What is Risk Management?
27(3)
Risk Management -- Principles and Guidelines
30(3)
Risk Assessment in the Product Cycle
33(1)
Risk Treatment in the Product Cycle
34(1)
Selection of the Risk Treatment Plan
35(2)
Chapter 6 Product Recall Guidelines
37(10)
Recall Planning Procedure
38(2)
Organization Recall Finances
40(1)
Identification and Traceability (I&T)
41(4)
Damage Control
45(2)
Chapter 7 Reliability Systems
47(8)
Redundancy
52(3)
Chapter 8 Inspection and Testing Parameters
55(8)
Chapter 9 Operational Efficiencies
63(4)
Post-production Activities
64(3)
Chapter 10 Product Safety in the Service Sector
67(8)
Chapter 11 Product Liability Lawsuits and Judgments
75(6)
What is Class Action?
77(1)
What is Product Liability and Does it Cost the Defendant?
77(4)
Chapter 12 Type of Product Failures
81(12)
Malfunctions Causing Failures
83(3)
How to Perform a Product Safety Evaluation
86(4)
Design for a Fail-Safe Product
90(3)
Chapter 13 Warnings and Cautions
93(6)
Warning
93(2)
Caution
95(4)
Chapter 14 Warranties
99(8)
The Warranty Falacy
103(4)
Chapter 15 Final Thoughts
107(4)
Glossary 111(6)
About the Author 117(2)
Index 119