Shigehisa Takada, chairman and chief executive officer of Takata Corp., attends a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday, June 26, 2017. Takata filed for bankruptcy protection in the biggest corporate failure in postwar Japanese manufacturing, after liabilities from millions of recalled air bags became too much for the firm to bear. (Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg) Shigehisa Takada, chairman and chief executive officer of Takata Corp., attends a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, on Mon., June 26, 2017. Takata filed for bankruptcy protection in the biggest corporate failure in postwar Japanese manufacturing, after liabilities from millions of recalled air bags became too much for the firm to bear. (Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg)

One common misconception about product liability insurance is that only manufacturers need to worry about being sued as the result of a faulty product.

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