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…

Which Products Need FDA Approval?

It’s not just for food and drugs Many of my current and potential clients are entrepreneurs marketing cosmetics, foods, dietary supplements and other products they’ve created for human and pet use and consumption. When discussing their insurance needs, I often…

8 Product Liability Risk Factors of Drone Use

Misuse, intentional or otherwise, could lead to liability issues Drones are everywhere now and you’ll be seeing even more of them in the years to come. While still popular with hobby enthusiasts, they’re gaining even more ground in commercial markets,…

Product Liability Primer for Start-up Businesses

What to do in the event of a product recall So, you’ve either got your business up and running or you’re in the planning stages. A lot goes into running a business and keeping it running smoothly. Have you thought…