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…

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…

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…

Banned Substance found in Dietary Supplements

Athletes’ careers tarnished by unapproved stimulant We’ve posted in the past about the lax regulations for dietary supplements in the U.S. The two main issues surrounding supplements are the lack of standards regarding their effectiveness or safety and quality control…

Kratom Brew: Soothing or Addictive?

Addicts claim ingredient sabotages recovery efforts There’s a nonalcoholic beverage being served in bars around the country that former drug addicts like because it soothes their withdrawal cravings. Well, no wonder. Apparently, an ingredient in the beverage, kratom, is just…

Government Crackdown on Dietary Supplements

Product liability lawsuits sure to follow Criminal and civil charges have been filed against 117 manufacturers and distributers of products that are falsely being marketed as dietary supplements. Recalls could also result for more than 100 dietary supplement products that…

Dietary Supplement Industry is Its Own Worst Enemy

Fallout from ongoing negative reports The dietary supplement industry’s gaffs continue to add up. I have written several blog posts about the dietary supplement industry and, unfortunately, nothing has been very positive. One of my first posts was about how testing…

Dietary Supplements & Nutraceuticals News

Announcing specialized insurance for the dietary supplements and nutraceuticals industry Sales of dietary supplements now reach over $11 billion in the U.S. alone. This spurs manufacturers to think about the effect of a product recall or lawsuit. Sadler Products Liability…

Inspections Reveal Serious Problems in Dietary Supplement Industry

Basic manufacturing standards not being met My post “Retailers Will Pump You Up with Undeclared Steroids”  referenced a 2009 study claiming 25% of all supplements on the market contain undeclared substances. Unfortunately for the dietary supplement industry, I believe the…

Retailer Will Pump You Up with Undeclared Steroids

Are some dietary supplement companies risking your health? The article “Retailer Pulls Supplements with Alleged Steroids” reports that online retailer Bodybuilding.com is recalling lots of 65 dietary supplements. The recalled products are believed to contain steroids, such as androstenedione, superdrol,…