Buckyballs Energy Drinks Case Study

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The different ethical and social issues arising from product development and product safety are the obligations companies have to develop products that are safe for public use, reasonably serves the purpose as advertised, has appropriate and effective warnings, as well as offering a product that will not unjustifiably pose a danger to the buyer. The ethical and social responsibility of the company relate to the safety concerns of the product to be sold, not creating unsafe products and what to do when there are problems with the product after being sold (Jennings, 2015, pg. 503).
What are the different ethical and social issues arising from product advertising? Should certain types of advertising be more or less regulated? Explain.
The different ethical and social issues arising from product advertising relate to the truthfulness of the product description, potential harm it could cause and impressionability on unintended targets. Advertising can be seen as a grey area, however they should stay within the bounds of the law in terms of false and inflated advertising. Yes,
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What similarities do you see between Buckyballs and energy drinks? What differences?
It is possible energy drinks could be banned however caffeinated drinks are readily available and widely accepted and energy drinks are no different. The similarities between Buckyballs and energy drinks are they do not provide appropriate warnings. Buckyballs can be fatal when ingested just as over consumption of energy drinks or mixing them with alcohol can have adverse health effects. The differences between them are the intent of use, Buckyballs were intended as an adult novelty toy, whereas energy drinks are a consumable product. What voluntary solutions could the energy drink makers undertake? Why would they want to undertake voluntary disclosures? Why wouldn’t they want

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