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Amazon has faced dozens of product liability claims in recent years from people harmed by products sold by sellers on its marketplace. (Photo: Bloomberg)

(Bloomberg) — Amazon.com Inc. is offering to compensate customers for injuries caused by goods from its third-party sellers, a guarantee that follows numerous lawsuits seeking to hold the world’s largest online retailer responsible for dangerous products purchased from its digital shelves.

In a blog post on Amazon’s corporate site on August 10, the company said it would pay shoppers itself for injury or property damage claims under $1,000, which Amazon says account for more than 80% of cases, at no cost to sellers.

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