First, read the Jennings Ethics Models. (“The Law”)
Next, discuss the ethical issues in this order:
a. Identify any 4 ethical dilemmas you can recognize in the fact pattern. Briefly explain how each might negatively impact any possible entity or person. (use bullet points for this part only)
b. Select 2 of your 4 dilemmas. For those 2 dilemma, analyze each, separately, from the perspective of some other impacted entity or person, evaluate how the impacted party might react, and why.
c. Use 2 of the Jennings Ethics Models (the Law) to resolve the situation.
Here, you apply the “Law” to the below “Facts”.
Several large manufacturers of infant and toddler products produced a product called an infant baby walker. An infant as young as four months can be placed in the walker and enjoy upright movements long before motor skills have developed sufficiently to permit such movements unaided. The result was that many infants injured themselves; nearly 30,000 injuries were reported in the first year of production, 1992. Some of these injuries occurred when babies maneuvered the walkers into open stairways. The American Medical Association (AMA) asked the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to ban and recall the walkers because of the dan¬ger they present; initially, the Commission refused. The AMA also expressed concern about possible long-term skeletal damage because infants who are not yet ready to stand unaided are standing in the walkers.
The industry continued to sell the walkers up to the time of the eventual CPSC ban in 1994. If the walkers are banned by the Con¬sumer Product Safety Commission in the United States, how would you feel about serving as an agent to export the walkers for sale in other countries?