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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
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
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
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
July 07, 2021
Jeremy Schutz
CPSC warns it’s now focusing on AI and ML in consumer products

The brave new world is here. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued its first report on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in consumer products. The report promises added scrutiny of “potential hazards” created b…

July 07, 2021 by Jeremy Schutz
May 14, 2021
Guest author: Carolyn Wagner
Spotlight: New proposed legislation to prevent furniture tip over

Foreword by Jeremy Schutz, senior corporate sales manager at Sedgwick: Welcome to the latest edition of spotlight. This month, Carolyn W. Wagner at Crowell & Moring LLP shares her thoughts and opinions on the STURDY (Stop Tip-overs of Unstable, Risk…

May 14, 2021 by Guest author: Carolyn Wagner
April 20, 2021
Amanda Combs
Embracing epidemiology in post-market surveillance

Women’s health products are facing increased regulatory scrutiny and epidemiology is the driving force behind pre-market and post-market surveillance. This evolution is driven by the premise that people of different biological sexes have unique respo…

April 20, 2021 by Amanda Combs
April 02, 2021
Mark Buckingham
Recall Advisor, Sedgwick UK
UK’s energy efficiency framework brings forth a right to repair

A new law which gives consumers the right to repair electrical appliances in the home is coming this summer, say UK ministers. The overall objective with this new piece of legislation is to ensure manufacturers make spare parts available for up to 1…

April 02, 2021 by Mark Buckingham, Recall Advisor, Sedgwick UK
March 30, 2021
Mark Buckingham
UK Government intends to modernise product safety laws

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has announced plans to review and strengthen the UK’s product safety laws to ensure they are robust enough for the 21st century. This is largely because much of the current safety regime is ba…

March 30, 2021 by Mark Buckingham
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
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
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
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
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
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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