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September 13, 2023
complex liability, technical director - International UK
RAAC: potential issues and liability implications

Given recent media interest regarding reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC), Sedgwick’s liability claims services group consider what the potential issues are, and what the current liability implications might be. What is RAAC? Autoclaved…

September 13, 2023 by Graham Ginn, ABEng ACII CIP FCILA FUEDI-ELAE FIFAA BDMA Tech (Ins) , complex liability, technical director - International UK
September 01, 2023
Wayne Mitchell
global director, sales and marketing
U.S. lawmakers revisit regulations for autonomous vehicles

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicated that it plans to publish a notice of proposed rulemaking on automated driving systems (ADS) this fall. Simultaneously, several members of the U.S. House of Representatives are …

September 01, 2023 by Wayne Mitchell, global director, sales and marketing
August 23, 2023
Paul Gilbert
forensic consultant, large complex loss - EFI Global
­­Reinstating equipment after a water exposure loss

When a piece of equipment is exposed to water and therefore experiences a contamination-related loss, a process to ensure that the impacted mechanical and electrical assemblies are properly cared for should ensue immediately. The goal is to reconditi…

August 23, 2023 by Paul Gilbert, forensic consultant, large complex loss - EFI Global
August 14, 2023
David Waller
director, head of environmental adjusting
Are forever chemicals the next great risk exposure?

Have you seen the 2019 film “Dark Waters”? Starring Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway and other Hollywood A-listers, the movie is based on the true story of an attorney’s 15-year fight for justice for the people of a small West Virginia town who for years …

August 14, 2023 by David Waller, director, head of environmental adjusting
August 08, 2023
Mark Buckingham
recall advisor
Industry groups’ call for corrections to EU’s MDR prompts questions about the need for additional guidelines for products marketed to children

Last month, the European Academy of Paediatrics and 22 other medical associations wrote a letter to the EU Health Commissioner, urging the correction of the new EU Medical Devices Regulation (MDR). They warned that the regulation has led to a shortag…

August 08, 2023 by Mark Buckingham, recall advisor
July 28, 2023
Ryan Gooley
recall consultant
FDA expands list of priority guidance topics for its Foods Program

On July 6, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) and Office of Food Policy and Response (OFPR) released an updated list of draft and final guidance topics that will be a priority for the …

July 28, 2023 by Ryan Gooley, recall consultant
July 10, 2023
Barry Porter
quality assurance team lead, auto appraisals
Auto technology advances may complicate hurricane response

Automotive industry stakeholders are watching closely as hurricane season brews in the Atlantic. The auto sector — already strained by lingering supply chain disruptions, parts shortages, rising costs and insufficient skilled laborin the repair…

July 10, 2023 by Barry Porter, quality assurance team lead, auto appraisals
April 14, 2023
Chris Occleshaw
recall consultant
European Union automotive industry will go zero emissions by 2035

The European Union will officially adopt legislation to end sales of new petrol- or diesel-powered vehicles beginning in 2035 after EU Member States gave final approval to the law in late March. The final vote on the legislation was originally schedu…

April 14, 2023 by Chris Occleshaw, recall consultant
January 26, 2023
Curtis Anderson
forensic engineer, EFI Global
The wonders, risks and future of medical imaging equipment

As the medical imagining sector continues to rapidly grow, so do the risks of malfunction and catastrophic failure in its technology. Imaging equipment manufacturers are the primary service providers for equipment repairs, however, there can be a wid…

January 26, 2023 by Curtis Anderson, forensic engineer, EFI Global
September 13, 2022
Ross Thurlow
enginering manager, EFI Global, New Zealand
Farm buildings: an accident waiting to happen?

Forensic investigators are often presented with puzzling cases where the obvious evidence doesn’t naturally point to the cause, and further in-depth analysis is required to determine exactly what went wrong. While carrying out an on-site investigatio…

September 13, 2022 by Ross Thurlow, enginering manager, EFI Global, New Zealand
August 15, 2022
Jillian Pancott
senior manager, forensic advisory services, Australia
Product recall claim costs: Is there a true standard?

Product recalls impact thousands of companies each year — putting people and brands at risk. The consequences to a company’s reputation, market share and bottom line can be devastating. While the cause behind recalls can vary widely — fro…

August 15, 2022 by Jillian Pancott, senior manager, forensic advisory services, Australia
May 24, 2022
Chris Frechette
vice president, liability practice
Electric vehicles: understanding potential exposures and mitigating claims

Advances in battery technologies and environmental concerns continue to bolster a growing interest in the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). With the proliferation of EVs come new challenges for insurers. Traditional models for underwriting interna…

May 24, 2022 by Chris Frechette, vice president, liability practice
May 09, 2022
Julie Ross
International business development director
New CMR substance bans create consequences for the cosmetics industry

The European Commission now seems to routinely extend the list of carcinogenic, mutagenic, or reprotoxic (“CMR”) substances that are prohibited for use in cosmetics throughout the EU. Most of these banned substances are relatively unknown, but a grow…

May 09, 2022 by Julie Ross, International business development director
April 27, 2022
Jeremy Schutz
director of recall and remediation
Rise in deaths linked to children’s products renews push for safety disclosure law

Following a steady increase in reported deaths caused by faulty children’s products, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is under pressure to act more aggressively in pushing companies to recall products that pose a risk to children and tod…

April 27, 2022 by Jeremy Schutz, director of recall and remediation
April 08, 2022
Mark Buckingham
recall advisor
European Commission to focus on textile industry sustainability in 2022

For years, the European Commission has been working on a plan to create a circular economy for a more sustainable future. The resulting Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP), adopted in March 2020, includes several strategic initiatives that would tran…

April 08, 2022 by Mark Buckingham, recall advisor
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