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April 05, 2021
Amanda Combs
Recall Consultant
Stricter rules loom over dietary supplement industry

As dietary supplements rise in popularity, consumer advocates, regulators and lawmakers have become increasingly concerned that the current regulatory system is inadequate to ensure the products on the market are safe. Millions of Americans rely on d…

April 05, 2021 by Amanda Combs, Recall Consultant
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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
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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 17, 2021
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
We heard from CPSC - Here are 5 things to watch

The list of regulatory and business uncertainties resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and the new Biden administration continues to grow each day. But the 2021 International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization’s annual meeting and traini…

March 17, 2021 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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March 15, 2021
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
Fruit and vegetables send European border controls into overdrive

Producers and their supply chains are all aware of the global trend that is being driven by consumers around wellbeing. Those in the food and drink industry play a significant role in responding to it. Consumers have cultivated a deeper understanding…

March 15, 2021 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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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 15, 2021
Wayne Mitchell
Safety advocates demand better recall effectiveness; NHTSA under fire

The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was established in 1970 primarily to reduce deaths and injuries related to motor vehicle crashes. But safety advocates now accuse the agency of being “asleep at the wheel.” A recent arti…

January 15, 2021 by Wayne Mitchell
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January 15, 2021
Trade agreements and consumer behaviour are shaping the future of automotive recalls

Brexit negotiations were firmly in the headlines in late December, with European leaders working to reach agreements on the movement of goods throughout the continent from the beginning of this month.On 24 December, the European Automobile Manufactur…

January 15, 2021
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December 31, 2020
Global perspective on pharma and medical device recalls during the COVID-19 crisis

The global response to the coronavirus crisis put a bright spotlight on the complexity of global supply chains. But not only in the traditional, “behind-the-scenes” way we think about companies sourcing inputs, component parts and ingredients. It als…

December 31, 2020
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December 24, 2020
Jeremy Schutz
Recalls likely to skyrocket as CPSC shuts down port inspections across the US

Just in time for the holiday season, USA Today reveals the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) pulled inspectors from ports around the country in mid-March due to COVID-19. The shutdown continued to September, meaning inspectors were not at the…

December 24, 2020 by Jeremy Schutz
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December 23, 2020
UK announcement sends shockwaves across European supply chain

Recalls of consumer products reached a total of 73 by 21 December against only one professional product this month according to RAPEX, the EU’s rapid alert system for dangerous non-food products.Among the items were chemical products (4), childcare i…

December 23, 2020
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