I have been lately trying to find different products to create to make money. I have been trying to find out what regulations are there on small appliances for the kitchen (coffee makers and blenders, more specifically). I know there are regulations for making actual food, but what about products? Can I just slap a disclaimer that we are not liable for any sickness, etc? I'm going to try to keep my product clean, but that isn't always possible. Also, with electrical components (that will obviously be sealed for water), how can I ensure that they are lead free? Should I contact the seller? To keep it affordable, I need to buy from China, and I don't know if I can hold the seller liable if a consumer would sue me. Disclaimer again?!?! Also, what electrical standards do I need to comply with? I don't have to worry as much about water (because of GFIs) as I do general appliances. I will only be dealing with low DC voltages and it will be powered by an adapter.
I will not be selling anywhere other than the US. I have a feeling that it will be a disclaimer as a solution, but I wanted to see if I was missing anything. I would see an attorney, but I just wanted to know if this isn't the right solution. Any help appreciated. Thanks in advance.