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I suspect the crazy American claim culture plays a role also. They might be liable if you manage to open it and electrocute yourself because you didn't unplug the device first or modify it and set your house on fire.
But then you find they put one way screws in or even rivets and if you manage to open it dispite those measures the frame was torn because the metal was too thin and that tiny plastic sprocket was ruduced to powder as designed and can't be sourced anywhere.