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December 01, 2021
Q3 Medical Device Recalls Increase 36%, Software Issues Remain Top Reason

According to Sedgwick’s Q3 recall index, Q3 2021 showed medical device recalls are no longer on the decline.

December 01, 2021
Blog
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
News
December 01, 2021
Busy Atlantic hurricane season ends

The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season saw an intense start but gave way to an unusually quiet end yesterday. Overall, the season generated 21 named tropical storms and hurricanes — the third highest on record. A typical season sees 14 storms. Yet,…

December 01, 2021
Blog
November 30, 2021
Chris Frechette
Vice president, liability practice
Electric vehicle claims

Advances in battery technologies and environmental concerns continue to bolster a growing interest in the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). While the U.S. lags Europe in adoption, multiple indicators suggest a shift away from many hybrids to more …

November 30, 2021 by Chris Frechette, Vice president, liability practice
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November 30, 2021
López: “Desarrollamos un sistema de videoperitaje”

Interview with Ricardo Lopez, assistant managing director in Argentina, published in Todo Riesgo.

November 30, 2021
News
November 24, 2021
Severe weather hits British Columbia

Record-breaking rainfall led to major flooding and several mudslides in British Columbia, causing a province-wide state of emergency. Devastating floods washed away homes, left farms under water, and damaged highways. Hundreds of people in the Lower …

November 24, 2021
Blog
November 24, 2021
Ben Price
head of operations, MCL Global
Major and complex loss review 2021

Since early 2020, organisations in every sphere of business have felt the pressure of an unforeseen, unprecedented global pandemic — it has continuously tested our resourcefulness and ingenuity. Even as our ability to meet, talk and intera…

November 24, 2021 by Ben Price, head of operations, MCL Global
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November 24, 2021
Mark Buckingham
Recall advisor
Is all well with our daily vitamins?

European consumers have always had a strong interest in health and wellness. But when it comes to vitamins and minerals, are they getting the treatment they deserve? During COVID-19, European’s use of dietary supplements more than doubled — fr…

November 24, 2021 by Mark Buckingham, Recall advisor
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November 23, 2021
Skot Penfold
Head of building consultancy services
Beyond the building process

When it comes to construction projects, insurer clients want overall control without compromising efficiency or increasing spend. Previously, any major property damage claim could involve various external building consultants — with different m…

November 23, 2021 by Skot Penfold, Head of building consultancy services
Press release
November 23, 2021
Third quarter product recalls remain high in Europe as regulators enforce new legislation and examine sustainability practices

Sedgwick brand protection releases latest European recall index report LONDON, 23 November, 2021 – Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions, published its latest European product reca…

November 23, 2021
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November 22, 2021
4 ways to look after your mental health in our second pandemic holiday season

Article by Mark Debus, manager, behavioral health services, published in Fast Company.

November 22, 2021
Press release
November 19, 2021
Sedgwick acquires Temporary Accommodations

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 19 , 2021 – Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions, announced it has acquired Temporary Accommodations, which provides high-quality, temporary housing and relate…

November 19, 2021
Press release
November 19, 2021
Third quarter data shows overall increase in recalls, amplifying supply chain pressures as regulations tighten

Sedgwick brand protection releases latest U.S. recall index report MEMPHIS, Tenn., November 19, 2021 – Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions, published its latest U.S. product reca…

November 19, 2021
Blog
November 19, 2021
Guest authors: William Troutman, Kate Findlay and Hernan Gonzalez
Spotlight: Product safety compliance across North American borders

Foreword by Jeremy Schutz, director of business development 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 crisi…

November 19, 2021 by Guest authors: William Troutman, Kate Findlay and Hernan Gonzalez
Legislative update
November 18, 2021
Legislation updates: Disability, leave and workers' compensation

Sedgwick regularly monitors and reports on disability, leave and workers' compensation legislation impacting our customers. Click on the links below for summaries of recent updates. With COVID-19 impacting legislation, you can also visit sedgwick.co…

November 18, 2021