Among the top items on the list of nightmares for executives selling toys or other goods would be a major recall over concerns that their products may be harmful to children.

While the recent media spotlight on Mattel Inc.’s recall of toys over concerns of lead poisoning may be the sort of thing that keeps risk managers awake at night worrying about reputational risk, the Mattel incident, or others like it, is unlikely to have much if any effect on what is being characterized as a healthy, competitive market for product liability coverage.

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