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December 01, 2020
Amanda Combs
Recall consultant
Here’s what you need to know about fraudulent claims and phony COVID-19 products

From teas and essential oils to drugs, faulty masks, and other medical products, COVID-19 has brought a wave of deceptive marketing and fraud.Early on in the pandemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)…

December 01, 2020 by Amanda Combs, Recall consultant
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October 29, 2020
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
The latest infant product under CPSC scrutiny: Nursing pillows

From faulty inclined sleepers to unsafe cribs, the infant product category has been on the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) priority list for as long as we can remember. Now, the latest products under scrutiny are infant nursing pillows. …

October 29, 2020 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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September 23, 2020
Amanda Combs
Recall consultant
What the FDA’s Nitrosamine impurity guidance means for drug manufacturers

It’s been over two years since carcinogenic nitrosamines were discovered in some widely used drugs. The discovery occurred in 2018 when the contaminant was found in active pharmaceutical ingredients in Valsartan, a blood pressure medication. Since th…

September 23, 2020 by Amanda Combs, Recall consultant
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August 18, 2020
Matt Walker
Don’t let Facebook and Twitter posts tell your product safety story

Thanks to social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, adverse events – reports of injury, illness, death or product malfunction to name a few – are part of the public domain. This isn’t breaking news. But FDA’s release of a trove of social medi…

August 18, 2020 by Matt Walker
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July 10, 2020
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
Hand sanitizers: Safe alternative to hand washing or deadly risk?

It may feel like COVID-19 is turning our lives upside down, sideways and backward over the last few months. For some, it has made daily life downright scary. And now, when soaps, disinfectants, and cleaning products are still hard to find on store sh…

July 10, 2020 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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July 08, 2020
Safety can’t take backseat as auto industry starts road to recovery

To say the last few months have been turbulent for automotive manufacturers would be a colossal understatement. The coronavirus pandemic has had a profoundly negative impact on nearly every business sector, but automotive has been hit particularly ha…

July 08, 2020
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June 19, 2020
Safe play at home jeopardised during lockdown

Parents across Europe have been buying books, games and toys in volume over the last 10 weeks in a bid to keep children entertained while at home during the pandemic. Just last week (10 June) the BBC reported that retro tennis game Swingball has b…

June 19, 2020
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June 18, 2020
Jeremy Schutz
The CPSC’s new ombudsman can be useful to manufacturers who pay attention

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is continuing full steam ahead despite the coronavirus pandemic, recently announcing Dr. Jonathan Midgett as its appointed Consumer Ombudsman. According to the CPSC, the Consumer Ombudsman is a new pos…

June 18, 2020 by Jeremy Schutz
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June 15, 2020
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
Expert insight from Exponent

Exponent, Inc. is a multi-disciplinary engineering and scientific consulting firm that brings together more than 90 technical disciplines to solve engineering, science, regulatory, and business issues for its clients. Exponent’s global support team i…

June 15, 2020 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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May 27, 2020
Return to sender, address unknown says Europe

Each week we take a look at the items making it onto the Safety Gate Rapid Alert system for Europe to see what is causing major concern to those in charge of keeping consumers safe. And it is no surprise to see the likes of particle filter face ma…

May 27, 2020
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April 10, 2020
Troublesome toys pose yet another lockdown headache for parents

With more than a fifth of the world’s population now enduring lockdown or severe social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents are struggling to juggle home-schooling children with their own disrupted work schedules. Aiming to gain a l…

April 10, 2020
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April 09, 2020
OECD’s role in global consumer product safety policies

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Council last month adopted a revised Recommendation on Consumer Product Safety. It outlines what the OECD sees as core elements of effective consumer product safety frameworks. Boiled …

April 09, 2020
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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
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February 13, 2020
Coronavirus and Food Safety: The Latest Consumer Fear

Consumers around the world are fearful about the latest novel coronavirus (currently named “2019-nCoV”), which has so far infected tens of thousands of people and killed hundreds more. As with any major viral outbreak, concerns arise over the safety …

February 13, 2020
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February 10, 2020
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
Preying on fear, activists call for more food safety regulation

In the aftermath of widespread romaine lettuce, flour, and chicken-strip recalls in 2019, the U.S. PIRG Education Fund is calling for upgrades to food-safety regulation in the 2020 edition of its food safety report, “How Safe is Our Food?” In most c…

February 10, 2020 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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