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May 10, 2021
Ryan Gooley
Federal court suspends Prop 65 lawsuits, more litigation and activism to follow

A federal court in California recently granted a motion for a preliminary injunction suspending lawsuits against companies allegedly violating the state’s Proposition 65 warning requirement for acrylamide. The court is in the midst of deciding if the…

May 10, 2021 by Ryan Gooley
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April 30, 2021
Amanda Combs
recall consultant
Revelations of another carcinogen in hand sanitizers puts more pressure on manufacturers

More than a year after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, hand sanitizers are making headlines again. This time there are new revelations about the existence of high levels of the carcinogen benzene in sanitizers widely available to the public. An a…

April 30, 2021 by Amanda Combs, recall consultant
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April 27, 2021
Luke Evans
business development manager
Electric vehicle sales on the rise but concerns persist

At the end of this year, leaders from around the world will gather in Glasgow, Scotland for vital talks on climate change and what can be done to tackle this pressing concern. The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) — which wa…

April 27, 2021 by Luke Evans, business development manager
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April 20, 2021
Amanda Combs
Embracing epidemiology in post-market surveillance

Women’s health products are facing increased regulatory scrutiny and epidemiology is the driving force behind pre-market and post-market surveillance. This evolution is driven by the premise that people of different biological sexes have unique respo…

April 20, 2021 by Amanda Combs
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April 13, 2021
Mark Buckingham
UK’s medicines regulator resumes onsite inspections

The global pandemic saw the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) suspend its inspection program in January 2021. This decision was taken in line with government restrictions related to social distancing and travel. However,…

April 13, 2021 by Mark Buckingham
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April 05, 2021
Amanda Combs
recall consultant
Stricter rules loom over dietary supplement industry

As dietary supplements rise in popularity, consumer advocates, regulators and lawmakers have become increasingly concerned that the current regulatory system is inadequate to ensure the products on the market are safe. Millions of Americans rely on d…

April 05, 2021 by Amanda Combs, recall consultant
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April 02, 2021
Mark Buckingham
Recall Advisor, Sedgwick UK
UK’s energy efficiency framework brings forth a right to repair

A new law which gives consumers the right to repair electrical appliances in the home is coming this summer, say UK ministers. The overall objective with this new piece of legislation is to ensure manufacturers make spare parts available for up to 1…

April 02, 2021 by Mark Buckingham, Recall Advisor, Sedgwick UK
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March 30, 2021
Mark Buckingham
UK Government intends to modernise product safety laws

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has announced plans to review and strengthen the UK’s product safety laws to ensure they are robust enough for the 21st century. This is largely because much of the current safety regime is ba…

March 30, 2021 by Mark Buckingham
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March 25, 2021
Ryan Gooley
Baby food manufacturers face scrutiny over heavy metals found in products

Many of the country’s best-known baby food brands contain significant levels of toxic heavy metals. While they may naturally occur in the environment, a new congressional investigation has found that they can cause serious and often irreversible dama…

March 25, 2021 by Ryan Gooley
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March 17, 2021
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
We heard from CPSC - Here are 5 things to watch

The list of regulatory and business uncertainties resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and the new Biden administration continues to grow each day. But the 2021 International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization’s annual meeting and traini…

March 17, 2021 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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March 15, 2021
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
Fruit and vegetables send European border controls into overdrive

Producers and their supply chains are all aware of the global trend that is being driven by consumers around wellbeing. Those in the food and drink industry play a significant role in responding to it. Consumers have cultivated a deeper understanding…

March 15, 2021 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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March 05, 2021
Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution and Amanda Combs, Recall consultant
Increased regulatory activity threatens businesses in 2021: Here’s what you need to know

As we prepare for a post-pandemic world, the lingering effects of COVID-19 will continue to impact the product safety and regulatory landscape throughout 2021 and beyond, according to the new Sedgwick Brand Protection 2021 State of the Nation Recall …

March 05, 2021 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution and Amanda Combs, Recall consultant
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February 19, 2021
Chris Harvey, Amanda Combs and Jeremy Schutz
The future of AI regulation in the consumer products industry

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are becoming increasingly popular. In fact, AI in the manufacturing market is expected to reach $15.27 billion. The consumer product industry is one of many considering the use of these technolog…

February 19, 2021 by Chris Harvey, Amanda Combs and Jeremy Schutz
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February 05, 2021
Matt Gigg
Online purchases of toys and children’s items with serious risk are recalled

It is normal for us to see recalls of children’s items and playthings rise in January as countries catch up on the swell of hazardous products which flooded their markets over the festive season. Last week, there were 11 notifications in this catego…

February 05, 2021 by Matt Gigg
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February 04, 2021
Chris Harvey
Important lessons from a recall of “high-quality” pet food

A U.S. pet food manufacturer that voluntarily recalled one of its products because of potentially dangerous mold contamination is now being sued for deceptively marketing the pet food as “high quality” and “nutritious” despite its contamination. Mi…

February 04, 2021 by Chris Harvey
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