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May
16

Don’t Kid Around With Children’s Product Recalls

Yard sale. Garage sale. Rummage sale. Whatever you call it, as the weather warms up, many people will be buying and selling used goods from neighbors. Children’s goods are some of the top items, for good reason. Kids outgrow products quickly, and with the sheer number of items needed from infancy to pre-teen years, it is understandable that parents want to get some of their money back.

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Apr
11

Top 5 Factors That Influence Response Rates

Imagine a world where there are a handful of recalls a year. Each one would be big news, even if it involved a relatively low hazard or small number of products. But that’s not the world we live in. In fact, there are more than 3,000 recalls every year in the U.S. alone – roughly nine per day. At that pace, it’s no wonder response rates are often very low. But just how low depends on many factors.

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Oct
10

Inadvertently International: How Recalls Go Global

Global recalls bring an added layer of complexity. There are numerous, sometimes conflicting, regulations to follow. Consumers and the media often have different expectations and reactions. Various stakeholders typically speak many languages. Companies that directly operate exclusively in one country may assume they will avoid these complications. But that isn’t always the case. It is easier than ever to move products across borders, and it happens frequently for a number of reasons.

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Sep
29

A Fine Line: Retailer Responsibility during a Recall

Today, recall compliance touches everyone involved with the product lifecycle. In the past, the onus was primarily on manufacturers, but in the face of increased regulatory pressure, retailers must also take steps to ensure that recalled products are properly managed—and kept out of consumers’ hands. Retailers big and small can get caught off guard when a recall is announced. Knowing that it’s illegal to sell or distribute recalled products is one thing.

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Aug
23

What We Can Learn About Product Recalls from Mike Tyson

When boxing legend Mike Tyson said, “Everybody has a plan until they get hit,” he meant it literally. But he could have just as easily been talking about product recalls. When a company “gets hit” with word of a serious issue that requires a recall, they will hopefully have a detailed plan to turn to.

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