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Mar
27

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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Mar
19

Recalls During the COVID-19 Pandemic

First and foremost, we hope you and everyone close to you are well. We’re living through an unprecedented time and hopefully you’re able to find some calm and maintain connections. Like each of you, we’ve been working through the COVID-19 crisis, encouraging workers to follow the recommendations of federal, state and local health officials. But as crisis management professionals, we also can’t help but think about the long game.

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Nov
13

Product Recalls Stabilize, But an Upsurge is Expected

While U.S. product recalls were relatively flat from the second to third quarter, expect an upsurge in the weeks and months to come as regulators – under growing pressure from Congress and consumer groups – turn their attention to currently unregulated categories.  Part of that pressure on regulators is a result of past handling of product safety issues.

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Nov
07

It’s Official: Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Makers in FDA’s Crosshairs

If there was any doubt whether the entire active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) industry is a target for continued FDA scrutiny, it should be gone. Donald Ashley, director of FDA’s Office of Compliance, talked about major concerns the agency has with the API industry at the Association for Accessible Medicines’ conference. As reported in an

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Oct
30

Infant Bedding in Consumer Reports Crosshairs, CPSC Scrutiny to Follow

For parents, especially first-time moms and dads, learning the do’s and don’ts of raising a child is like drinking from a firehose. But parents aren’t the only ones facing information overload when it comes to all the products on the market and the growing body of research related to infant and child safety. Regulators feel it too.

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