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Is it POSSIBLE something could happen? Sure. Is it LIKELY something could happen? No.
As to any criminal action, this seems all but completely impossible. For you to be charged with a crime related to this matter, there would need to be some intent on your part to cause injury or death. I would suggest that it would be all but impossible to demonstrate that you intended to harm anyone.
As to any civil action, this seems highly unlikely as well. If someone did sue, it would seem a much more prudent course of action to sue the company, not you. After all, the company surely has deeper pockets than you and any plaintiff would want the entity with the deeper pockets and better ability to pay.
And, of course, for either of these to be even a remote possibility, this person would need to suffer some injury. If there's never an injury, it isn't even worth discussing. Even then, you would still be protected by the written warning on the product.
Short answer, stop worrying so much, it's unlikely anything will ever come of this!
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Though neither is likely to happen, the criminal matter is the less likely of the two. Meaning, there is all but zero likelihood this would happen and, therefore, zero reason for you to be concerned.
Having said that, from a legal perspective, yes, it could be helpful to contact the customer and correct the information that was erroneously provided.
You're getting awfully speculative here. In your hypothetical, the person being criminally charged was actually driving the car. That alone makes it distinguishable from your situation. Additionally, even for that driver to be charged, there would need to be more to it, such as he was driving drunk or recklessly, a mere accident wouldn't be criminally prosecuted.
In your case, there is just no "action" on your part to justify criminal charges.
Absolutely not. Your actions come nowhere near the level of reckless or negligent.
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