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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
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May 05, 2022
Guest author: Nicola Smith
Spotlight: The scope of food safety is expanding in the EU and the UK

Foreword by Julie Ross, international business development director 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…

May 05, 2022 by Guest author: Nicola Smith
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April 27, 2022
Jeremy Schutz
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
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April 18, 2022
Ryan Gooley
With the FDA’s latest recall guidance, mock recalls are now a must

As COVID-19 begins to subside, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), like other federal agencies is shifting its focus away from the pandemic and back toward more routine issues. As an example, the FDA recently published its final guidance out…

April 18, 2022 by Ryan Gooley
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April 05, 2022
Amanda Combs
recall consultant
High levels of nitrosamine causing recalls

Over the past few years, several drugmakers have had to recall blood pressure medications due to the presence of excess levels of nitrosamine. It’s happening again. Two major pharmaceutical companies have issued voluntary recalls of several tablet me…

April 05, 2022 by Amanda Combs, recall consultant
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March 24, 2022
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
FDA urges companies to be ‘recall ready’ as it releases finalized guidance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently finalized a guidance document outlining how companies and stakeholders should become “recall ready” to minimize buyers’ and users’ exposure to potential health risks.The Initiation of Voluntary Rec…

March 24, 2022 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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January 18, 2022
Julie Ross
International business development director
EU New Deal regulations likely to result in more recalls

The European Union’s “New Deal”, the Enforcement and Modernisation Directive, boosts consumer rights protection and updates e-commerce and digital content regulations. The directive also broadens the definition of product safety to include misleading…

January 18, 2022 by Julie Ross, International business development director
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January 10, 2022
Mark Buckingham
recall advisor
Are there sparks ahead for electrical OEMs?

As electrical OEMs congratulate themselves on a bumper year for sales, many remain cautious about what 2022 holds in store as new right to repair regulations start to bite. In some respects, 2021 has been a good year for electrical appliance manufa…

January 10, 2022 by Mark Buckingham, recall advisor
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January 03, 2022
Matt Walker
recall advisor
Discovery of benzene in hair care products raises new consumer concerns

Benzene, which has been discovered in several consumer products over the past year, has once again forced a voluntary recall. This time, it’s related to dry shampoo and dry conditioner spray products from various household brands. The recall is prec…

January 03, 2022 by Matt Walker, recall advisor
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December 17, 2021
Matt Walker
recall advisor
New threat modeling playbook prepares medical devices for cybersecurity issues

Cybersecurity has become a critical issue for the medical device industry, where a cyber threat can lead to injury or even death. To address this growing problem, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the MITRE Corporation, and the Medical Device In…

December 17, 2021 by Matt Walker, recall advisor
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December 01, 2021
Matt Walker
Benzene threat detected in spray deodorants

Online pharmacy Valisure is warning that spray deodorants may be toxic to consumers — creating big problems and possible litigation threats to companies that aren’t paying attention. Valisure recently tested and detected unsafe levels of benzen…

December 01, 2021 by Matt Walker
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November 24, 2021
Mark Buckingham
recall advisor
Is all well with our daily vitamins?

European consumers have always had a strong interest in health and wellness. But when it comes to vitamins and minerals, are they getting the treatment they deserve? During COVID-19, European’s use of dietary supplements more than doubled — fr…

November 24, 2021 by Mark Buckingham, recall advisor
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November 19, 2021
Guest authors: William Troutman, Kate Findlay and Hernan Gonzalez
Spotlight: Product safety compliance across North American borders

Foreword by Jeremy Schutz, director of business development 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 crisi…

November 19, 2021 by Guest authors: William Troutman, Kate Findlay and Hernan Gonzalez
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November 12, 2021
Ryan Gooley
A crackdown on counterfeit goods is on the way

Counterfeit goods have become increasingly problematic for the consumer product industry as more brands transition from traditional brick-and-mortar to online retail. The rise of counterfeit goods poses both a physical and financial threat, as they’r…

November 12, 2021 by Ryan Gooley
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November 09, 2021
Mark Buckingham
recall advisor
The real fall out from fakes

With toys, clothing, medicine, motor parts and food all being pirated, the public is facing a growing global health risk when it comes to counterfeit products. Whilst fake goods often seem like an attractive bargain, they can be dangerous and hold li…

November 09, 2021 by Mark Buckingham, recall advisor
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