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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
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
April 02, 2020
Textiles industry braced for dressing down from EU suits

It never rains but it pours and the disruption afflicting the clothing industry is set to get even worse with news that the EU environmental commission is planning new large-scale regulations. The statement from the EU environmental commissioner Virg…

April 02, 2020
April 16, 2019
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
How emerging technologies can both improve and exacerbate product recalls

Advances in technology tend to be mixed blessings for product recalls. They often introduce new product safety vulnerabilities while, at the same time, may offer new capabilities that improve recall efficacy. The impact of technologies like artifici…

April 16, 2019 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
April 02, 2019
Ryan Gooley
Regulatory response heats up as more young people start using e-cigarettes and vaping products

Thanks in large part to aggressive marketing and appealing flavors, smoking e-cigarettes or vaping has rapidly escalated from a fad to an issue that many experts are considering a public health epidemic—particularly for teens and pre-teens. Whi…

April 02, 2019 by Ryan Gooley
March 12, 2019
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
Product recall horror stories: Four top causes of sleepless nights

Sleeplessness is a common malady of business leaders whose companies have had to undergo a product recall. When a recall hits home, how well a company prepares for and manages the recall requirements can mean the difference between preserving custome…

March 12, 2019 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
January 15, 2019
Matt Walker
Small recalls can cause big problems: The importance of preparation and accuracy

While recalls vary widely in their scope and impact, the truth is that there really are no small recalls. When it comes to brand reputation and consumer perception, the scale of a recall often doesn’t matter. One negative media report or one simple m…

January 15, 2019 by Matt Walker
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