Consumer Protection for Technology Products

Is anyone really looking out for the consumer? The Internet has often been referred to as the wild, wild West of the cyber age. It’s difficult to know whether websites, apps, portals and cloud-based programs are wearing black or white…

VIDEO: 5 Steps to a Better Product Liability Quote

Tips from the start-up specialists We receive at least 50 calls every week from manufacturers, distributors and importers looking for Product Liability insurance quotes. Our video offers five steps you can take that will help you get a quick quote…

Recalls and investigations swirl around eclipse glasses and fidget spinners

What happens when you don’t follow the rules Apparently many of the parties involved in selling and distributing faulty eclipse glasses and fidget spinners didn’t follow the 5 Risk Management Steps to Prevent Product Liability Claims.  Being in a rush…

The high cost of not reporting product safety issues

Company penalized $4.64M for allegations of failure to report Apparently not everyone is familiar with the adage that ignoring a problem won’t make it go away. And when you’re talking about product safety, ignoring a problem not only won’t make…

When Technology Outpaces Product Liability Laws

Wrestling with the increased exposure that comes with automation Everybody knows that advancements in technology can lead to great benefits, such as efficiency, access to information, improved health, and safety. But these same advancements can also open up greater product…

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…

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…