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Hand Sanitizers: Safe Alternative to Hand Washing or Deadly Risk?

It may feel like COVID-19 is turning our lives upside down, sideways and backwards over the last few months. For some, it has made daily life downright scary. And now, when soaps, disinfectants, and cleaning products are still hard to find on store shelves, consumers need to be extra cautious of which hand sanitizers they use. The FDA recently warned consumers to avoid certain brands of hand sanitizer for fear they are contaminated with methanol.

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The CPSC’s New Ombudsman Can Be Useful to Manufacturers Who Pay Attention

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is continuing full steam ahead despite the coronavirus pandemic, recently announcing Dr. Jonathan Midgett as its appointed Consumer Ombudsman. According to the CPSC, the Consumer Ombudsman is a new position created to “give consumers a greater voice and understanding of the agency and its activities.

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Appliance Maker Mueller Austria Sets Precedent for Consumer Product Recalls

Heads up consumer product companies. There’s something new in recall communications that may change expectations for everyone. As you may have seen, appliance maker Mueller Austria has issued a joint

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Despite COVID-19, Product Recalls Are Still Happening

We just released our First Quarter 2020 Recall Index with everything you need to know right now about recalls in the food, consumer product, medical device, pharmaceutical, and automotive industries. But since COVID-19’s impact was only beginning to be felt in March, we thought it would be helpful to preview the Second Quarter based on April data.

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Cosmetic Safety Legislation Threatens to Spur More Recalls

Cosmetic companies have been a target of consumer activists for years. Organizations like Environmental Working Group and Campaign for Safe Cosmetics have run campaigns that resulted in companies reformulating products or defending themselves publicly and in courtrooms across the country. As far as we can tell, these attacks won’t change; in fact, we can expect them to intensify as regulators tighten their control over the companies.

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