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Sharp sues Hisense over 'shoddily' made TV sets

Sharp sues Hisense over 'shoddily' made TV sets

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Sharp is suing business partner Hisense, claiming the company is putting its name on low quality TVs.Hisense can make TV sets using the Sharp name thanks to a deal it signed with the company in 2015. Sharp said the TVs bearing its name broke US rules on electromagnetic emissions and that Hisense had made false claims about picture quality.Hisense said it "categorically" denied the claims made in Sharp's court papers and it would defend itself.Court argumentAs well as accusing the Hisense-made TV sets of breaking emission guidelines, Sharp said the devices also broke Federal Trade Commission rules on pictures sizes and did not meet wider industry standards covering device safety. Sharp's legal papers said its brand was at risk of being "destroyed" by the "shoddily manufactured" TV sets by t...