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For any suppliers out there, I definitely recommend looking into ETL.Just throwing this out there for vendors looking into the possibility of getting things certified -- as an alternative to UL, there's also ETL (aka Intertek). I'm not affiliated with them in any, BTW, I just know a bit about symbols
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Getting stuff tested/listed can be pricey.
I have to disagree. I think that the e-Cig industry is already officially "Too Big To Fail", and that any governmental agency will, despite the paucity of brainpower inside the Washington Beltway, will conclude that accidents will occur when any product is used by millions of people.I'm afraid I have to disagree. Online poker was a billion dollar industry in the US prior to lawsuits by the US government on April 15, 2011. When the government gets you in their sites, we're all peons. Very, very few industries are too big too fail.
Recommendations to suppliers:
1. Liability Insurance: U.S. suppliers should all have liability insurance, period. If you're buying mods from somewhere, make sure they have insurance and that your company is covered.
2. Terms of Sale: Suppliers need to add pop up whenever someone purchases a mod that warns them about recommended batteries. This should require the purchaser to certify that they have read and understood these terms before they can proceed with the purchase.
These are very basic and can provide some protection. IANAL Seek advice of counsel.