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THOMAS & BETTS CORP

Form 10-K filed on 2/17/2012 for THOMAS & BETTS CORP

Line Label Object Class Period Type Balance Name
1 0618 - Disclosure - Contingencies (Details) [Network]

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2 Contingencies [Abstract] [Abstract]

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3 Changes in Corporation's accruals for estimated product warranties [Abstract]

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4 Balance at beginning of period [Concept] Monetary As Of Credit us-gaap:ProductWarrantyAccrual
5 Acquired liabilities for warranties [Concept] Monetary For Period Credit us-gaap:StandardProductWarrantyAccrualAdditionsFromBusinessAcquisition
6 Liabilities accrued for warranties issued during the period [Concept] Monetary For Period Credit us-gaap:ProductWarrantyAccrualWarrantiesIssued
7 Changes in liability for pre existing warranties during the period including expirations [Concept] Monetary For Period Credit us-gaap:ProductWarrantyAccrualPreexistingIncreaseDecrease
8 Warranty claims paid during the period [Concept] Monetary For Period Debit us-gaap:ProductWarrantyAccrualPayments
9 Balance at end of period [Concept] Monetary As Of Credit us-gaap:ProductWarrantyAccrual