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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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Jul
07

Hoverboard Headaches: Lithium-ion Batteries Pose Recall Challenges

With half a million “hoverboards” being recalled, lithium-ion batteries are back in the news in a big way. Since the trend took off late last year, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has received dozens of reports of batteries on these self-balancing scooters catching on fire, causing injuries and property damage. Recalls that receive this much attention are always challenging, but the lithium-ion batteries they contain pose an additional level of complexity regarding transportation and disposal.

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Feb
23

Medical Device Hacking Proves Useful

In our recent white paper, Recalls in the Digital Age: Impact of the Internet of Things, we explored the benefits and potential pitfalls of connected products – including medical devices that are vulnerable to hacking. But while many hackers attack with malicious intent, others are now hacking in the hopes of bringing useful new advancements to products.

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Feb
11

Recalls Aren’t Always Kind to Valentines

Store aisles and local flower shops have been invaded by seasonal Valentine’s Day product packaging – and the potential for recall. Intended to be a day celebrating love and romance, there’s no denying the many countless ways to go wrong on February 14th. Over the years, manufacturers have pulled products such as gift sets and sweet treats from the market in the days and weeks surrounding the popular holiday.

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