Product Liability and 3D Printing

Changes are inevitable in product liability laws and standards Some time ago I addressed several interesting points in “3D Printers Will Change the World as We Know It.” At the time, the biggest risk being predicted was whether manufacturers would be…

Fewer Product Recalls But More Injuries

The trend in injuries is cause for concern There is good news and bad for the first quarter of 2017 with regard to product liability. Stericycle ExpertSolutions reported a decrease in the number of product recalls, down from the last…

Manufacturers and Product Liability Claims

Ensuring a proper investigation based on the facts A product liability claim can ruin your business and your reputation. Whether you, as the manufacturer, are at fault, simply having to defend against claims can be financially devastating. The widespread and…

Food product recalls

The surprising impact of undeclared allergens We’ve posted articles on food products safety in the past, but never discussed the danger of food allergens. Or, more specifically undeclared food allergens. I’ve always said the danger isn’t so much what’s on…

Product Liability and Children’s Products

Most incidents involve nursery products Many of our clients and potential clients manufacture, supply or sell children’s products.  As I tell them all, children’s products are the most unique category of products on the market and typically more difficult to…

What triggers a CPSC recall of a defective product?

When a product poses a “substantial hazard” Every U.S. manufacturer, importer, distributor, and retailer of consumer products are obligated to report potential product defects to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission. This doesn’t necessarily result in a CPSC-ordered recall of…

Robot Involved in Product Liability Lawsuit

Multiple defendants accused of negligence and manufacturing defects Robots are programmed to do anything a human can – except lie.  Fortunately, computerized robots have a memory that can be accessed for information when things go wrong. And in 2015, things…

3-D Printing Defects and Product Liability

Technology is outpacing the legal system I’ve posted several articles in the last few years about the future of 3-D printing, but it seems the future is already here.  The healthcare and aerospace industries are currently the two main making…

Cybersecurity for Medical Devices

Getting to the heart of the matter The FDA has issued a warning about potential cyber risks related to certain cardiac devices. The warning concerned implantable devices and transmitters that monitor and communicate data directly from patients to the doctors….

Should You Trademark Your Name on Your Product?

What’s at risk in surname trademarks Entrepreneurship is booming and with it come new products on the market every day. It’s easy to understand why anyone who spent so much time, effort and money creating a product would want their…