How does instructables address some projects that I see have some serious safety and liability issues? Answered
Some projects that are on the instructables website have some serious safety and hazard concerns. In particular electrical and electronic projects that interface with 120 volts or higher. Though many of these projects are incredibly creative and brilliant, some oft these projects could put people at risk along with their associated liability.The "instructables" organization itself might be liable as well if it has not done more than some superficial notice to it's membership.
I suggest that projects that could be hazardous be inspected by any controlling authority (such as building and safety) prior to their being displayed on the instructables website.