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Chris Harvey

VP, crisis solution
Chris Harvey

With 15 years’ experience, Chris is recognized as an expert in the recall industry and routinely speaks on best practices at trade shows, conventions, and conferences. Throughout his career, he has managed more than 1,200 recall and in-market remediations, including hundreds for the nation’s largest brands. He also serves on the board of directors of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization.

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September 22, 2021
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
Pet food faces increased scrutiny as regulators hold manufacturers accountable

Research [1] has shown that many people prefer the company of their pets to that of their children. So it should come as no surprise that recent pet food recalls have angered pet lovers and spurred regulators to swift action. And of course, plaintiff…

September 22, 2021 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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July 19, 2021
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
CBD and cannabis: With opportunity comes risk

An exclusive life sciences webinar hosted recently by Sedgwick’s brand protection experts offered insight into the latest product safety challenges facing medical device, pharmaceutical and life sciences companies, including an insightful discussion …

July 19, 2021 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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June 22, 2021
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
Expect regulatory scrutiny and product recalls to soar after COVID pandemic

As the post-COVID-19 world begins to reopen, we’re starting to find our way back to normalcy. But regardless of how quickly the entire country returns to "business as usual", risks to brand reputations are likely to increase as regulators resume work…

June 22, 2021 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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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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December 17, 2020
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
Here’s why recall and liability claim trends are on the rise

As we head into a new year, we’ve spotted a new trend impacting companies across all industries: product recalls are becoming more frequent, complex, and expensive. Based on our experience and analysis of the data, advanced technology, more effici…

December 17, 2020 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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November 25, 2020
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
The recall trends and data you need in the final months of the year

The latest data from our Third Edition Recall Index, the leading recall insights report, confirms recall activity has remained steady, for the most part, for the last 10 months despite the COVID-19 pandemic. However, with cases surging and a turbulen…

November 25, 2020 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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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 17, 2020
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
Reputational risk at an all-time high as recalls continue into the third quarter

COVID-19 may have stalled huge sectors of the global economy, but regulatory oversight in the U.S. remains vigilant and may even be picking up its pace as we move through the third quarter. In fact, medical device recalls in the second quarter reach…

September 17, 2020 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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July 29, 2020
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
Beware: Your inadequate product recall is likely to provoke a lawsuit

While most product recalls in all industries are preventable through careful planning and strict procedures, they still occur and happen now more than ever before. And even after following correct protocols and regulatory guidance, you may still find…

July 29, 2020 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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July 17, 2020
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
Consider the FDA’s new food safety blueprint a warning

After months of COVID-19-related delays, the FDA has just released its “New Era of Smarter Food Safety: Blueprint for the Future.” Part of that blueprint focuses on recall modernization – a process that actually has been ongoing even without FDA’s cl…

July 17, 2020 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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July 17, 2020
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
The FDA resumes its random inspections. Are you prepared?

The FDA recently announced that its inspectors may be knocking on your door as early as July 20 to conduct long-overdue domestic inspections. Once given the green light, inspectors’ first priority will be to conduct “mission-critical” inspections of …

July 17, 2020 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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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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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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June 01, 2020
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
Drug recall risks during – and after – a global pandemic

Until a few months ago, few if any senior executives had personal experience managing a company during a pandemic. Making matters more difficult, there’s really no recent history to consult to determine what perils lie ahead, which processes work and…

June 01, 2020 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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