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Apr
03

Preparing in Advance for a Lithium-ion Battery Recall

A product deemed likely to catch fire is almost certain to spark the interest of the media and the public. Issues with lithium-ion batteries are no exception. In addition to the attention, the logistics behind these recalls are highly complex. While preparedness is always a good idea, it is especially true for products containing these batteries.  Without a robust recall plan in place, by the time consumer complaints come in to call centers and begin to broadcast on social media, you’re already behind the ball.

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Mar
17

The Trump Budget’s Potential Impact on Compliance and Recalls

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget could have wide ranging implications in virtually every industry. In the medical and food industries, the sweeping cuts could impact the implementation of new regulations and development of new research – which could ultimately impact product recalls. The administration’s

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Feb
21

Ripple Effect: When Med Device Recalls Cause Critical Shortages

A recall is bad enough, but when that recall causes a shortage of a critical medical device, the problem is compounded. That was the case with a recent recall of a device used to deliver naloxone, which is used by first responders to reverse an opioid overdose. The situation made headlines because it left first responders in some communities without an effective method of delivering the potentially life-saving drug. Recall situations put medical device manufacturers in a unique position.

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Nov
10

E-cig Incidents Ignite Calls for Regulation

E-cigarette incidents involving explosions and burns continue to make headlines around the world, prompting calls for increased regulations in the UK and elsewhere. If new regulation leads to recalls, the lithium-ion batteries contained in these devices make them particularly challenging to manage.

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Oct
05

Handle with Care: Recalls that Require Extra Diligence

When a product safety issue has the potential to do harm, it is always a serious concern. But not every recall generates the same level of interest from the media and the public. When certain groups are affected – or even potentially affected – the level of attention often skyrockets. In our recent whitepaper, “

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