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July 22, 2021
David Stills
senior vice president, carrier and risk practice
A look back: Adapting from and responding to evolving risks

Having now entered the second half of 2021, let’s reflect on what we learned — not only from the last six months, but previous years as well. As risk managers, reflection is a key component to ensuring the success of our risk management and cla…

July 22, 2021 by David Stills, senior vice president, carrier and risk practice
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July 13, 2021
Mark Buckingham
Recall advisor
Beware of all that glitters – it could be cadmium

Thanks to the ubiquity of ecommerce, consumers can now buy low-cost jewellery from anywhere in the world, but this is raising serious questions about the integrity and safety of the products, particularly the presence of potentially dangerous heavy m…

July 13, 2021 by Mark Buckingham, Recall advisor
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July 02, 2021
Guest author: Erik K. Swanholt
Spotlight: CPSC takes first step to expand enforcement

Foreword by Jeremy Schutz, senior corporate sales manager at Sedgwick: Welcome to the latest edition of spotlight. Spotlight is our way of sharing insights and perspectives from our strategic partners – lawyers, insurers, risk managers and crisis co…

July 02, 2021 by Guest author: Erik K. Swanholt
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June 18, 2021
Luke Evans
Green light for self-drive in UK raises risk concerns in motor supply chain

The UK is the first country in the world to announce regulated guidelines for self-driving cars on motorways. This means you could see cars with Automated Lane Keeping Systems (ALKS) on British roads by the end of 2021. Many cars already incorporate…

June 18, 2021 by Luke Evans
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June 04, 2021
Mark Buckingham
The hidden danger in common crops

You can’t see, taste or smell them but aflatoxins can be present in everyday dried staples. And with COVID-19 and global warming impacting crop production and storage, they are on the rise. During the month of April 2021, there were 22 RASFF (Rapid…

June 04, 2021 by Mark Buckingham
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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 19, 2021
Bob Peterson
President
Thrive during RIMS LIVE 2021

It’s no secret that the RIMS conference is a highlight each year for me and my Sedgwick colleagues. It’s the time of year when everyone’s anticipation is high as industry professionals from around the world gather to exchange ideas, enjoy time togeth…

April 19, 2021 by Bob Peterson, President
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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 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 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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January 29, 2021
UK slow to report on product recalls in Europe

Last week [Week 3], there were 38 recall notifications placed in Europe, and 37% (14) of those were for motor vehicles. All but two of the vehicles are being recalled from end users. Germany submitted the most alerts (10), however five of those rela…

January 29, 2021
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January 26, 2021
Jeremy Schutz
Internet sales heighten the dangers posed by lithium-ion batteries

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging consumers “not to buy or use loose 18650 lithium-ion battery cells” that are typically manufactured as part of larger battery packs and are unintended for individual sale. The batteries are…

January 26, 2021 by Jeremy Schutz
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January 22, 2021
​Nathanaelle​ Vercruysse​, director of claims management ​and Fabrice ​Collet​​, hub manager and expert
Tempête Alex, un évènement hors-normes, une mobilisation exceptionnelle

Read the English version Nathanaëlle VERCRUYSSE, Directrice gestion des sinistres pour compte de Sedgwick, et Fabrice COLLET, Expert fort enjeu Directeur Hub Provence Entreprises de Sedgwick sont revenus sur les particularités de la tempête Alex, ar…

January 22, 2021 by ​Nathanaelle​ Vercruysse​, director of claims management ​and Fabrice ​Collet​​, hub manager and expert
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