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December 27, 2022
Mark Buckingham
recall advisor
A decline in European product recalls — and what businesses need to know

According to our latest European product recall index report, the overall number of recall events in Europe fell 8.8% in the third quarter, compared to Q2. The pharmaceutical sector experienced the greatest decline, registering 25.0% fewer events. Th…

December 27, 2022 by Mark Buckingham, recall advisor
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December 20, 2022
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
A record-breaking year for U.S. product recalls — and what businesses can do about it

As supply chains become more disrupted ,regulatory environments more complex, and economic forecasts more uncertain than ever before, companies face increased product liability concerns and exposures. According to our latest U.S. recall index report,…

December 20, 2022 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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December 15, 2022
Guest author: Jamie Cartwright
Spotlight: The evolving regulatory landscape for the toy industry

Foreword by Chris Occleshaw, international product recall consultant 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 an…

December 15, 2022 by Guest author: Jamie Cartwright
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November 08, 2022
Guest author: Will Troutman
Spotlight: ESG and product compliance

Foreword by Chris Harvey, SVP client services at Sedgwick: Welcome to the latest edition of spotlight. Spotlight is our way of sharing insight and perspective from our strategic partners across industries on safety issues that have the potential to …

November 08, 2022 by Guest author: Will Troutman
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October 31, 2022
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
The spooky side of recalls

It’s the time of year, the spooky atmosphere of Halloween is in the air. And while ghosts, vampires and monsters are creepy enough, there’s one thing that can truly send a chill up your spine — poorly managed recalls. Regardless of whethe…

October 31, 2022 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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October 13, 2022
Guest author: David Kidman
Spotlight: Supply chain claims in product recalls: Maximize your recovery of losses

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…

October 13, 2022 by Guest author: David Kidman
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October 12, 2022
Mark Buckingham
recall advisor
EU still at work on draft proposal to overhaul pharmaceuticals law

Reports indicate that the European Commission’s proposed overhaul of the EU’s general legislation on medicines for human use was rejected by the Regulatory Scrutiny Board, sending it back to the Commission for revision. The Commission was originally…

October 12, 2022 by Mark Buckingham, recall advisor
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October 10, 2022
Ryan Gooley
New FDA report sheds light on infant formula crisis

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) came under harsh criticism this past year after a commercial infant shortage formula in the U.S. For months, Congress and parent advocacy groups have been pressuring the agency to investigate why this crisis eru…

October 10, 2022 by Ryan Gooley
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October 04, 2022
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
What does post-pandemic look like? More oversight all around

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the business world in numerous ways. Virtual meetings, remote work schedules, travel restrictions, and supply chain volatility are just a few examples of the new reality we’ll inevitably face ongoing. To that list yo…

October 04, 2022 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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September 16, 2022
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
U.S. surpasses milestone of 1 billion product recalls year to date

The total number of U.S. products recalled this year has now topped 1 billion, according to our latest U.S. product Recall Index. More than 1 billion units have been recalled only twice before in history, in 2018 and 2021. However, it took a full yea…

September 16, 2022 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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August 15, 2022
Jillian Pancott
senior manager, forensic advisory services, Australia
Product recall claim costs: Is there a true standard?

Product recalls impact thousands of companies each year — putting people and brands at risk. The consequences to a company’s reputation, market share and bottom line can be devastating. While the cause behind recalls can vary widely — fro…

August 15, 2022 by Jillian Pancott, senior manager, forensic advisory services, Australia
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June 28, 2022
Chris Occleshaw
recall consultant
European recalls decline 2.4% overall in the first quarter of 2022

Even as many countries eased pandemic-related restrictions, recent events have introduced a new host of challenges and risks for the five key industries surveyed in our latest edition of the European Recall Index report. Our report includes analysis …

June 28, 2022 by Chris Occleshaw, recall consultant
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June 24, 2022
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
More than 900 million units recalled in the US as enforcement activity picks up

More than 900 million units of vehicles, food, drugs, consumer products and medical devices were recalled during the first quarter of 2022. This is the highest number recalled in a single quarter over the past 10 years, as reported in our latest edit…

June 24, 2022 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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June 06, 2022
Chris Occleshaw
recall consultant
Food safety priorities for the coming year

With an increase of food-related product recalls in the European Union and United Kingdom in the past few years, food safety has become an increasingly relevant topic worldwide. Consumers and regulators are paying closer attention to food safety and …

June 06, 2022 by Chris Occleshaw, recall consultant
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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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