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A U.S. court’s decision to punish an electronic stun gun manufacturer in the death of a North Carolina teen could send shockwaves through an industry that brands its product as a tool that protects life.

Stun gun distributor Taser International has been asked to pay $10-million in damages to the family of Darryl Turner, a 17-year-old North Carolina boy who died after he was tasered by a police officer in 2008.

The court ruled that the manufacturer created an unreasonable danger by not telling its customers what the weapon was capable of, a decision that raises questions about stun gun accountability for all who use them.

Source: CTV.ca

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