Bic Lighters and tendency to explode- Ethics
Since Bic lighters were first manufactured in 1972, hundreds of people have been injured by lighters that explode into flames, often when they are not even in use. The Bic Corporation has stopped most lawsuits by offering huge settlements to those people injured by the lighters. One such settlement topped $3M. In these settlements, Bic inserted a secrecy clause preventing the injured party from revealing to the public any part of the incident.