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Jan
16

Will a New Law Drive Product-Safety Risks out of the Shadows?

An era marked by secrecy between the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and the companies it regulates may be nearing an end. At least if U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) and the consumer groups supporting his recent bill have anything to do with it. Rep. Rush recently introduced the SHARE Information Act which would allow the CPSC to release safety-related information without the threat of being sued by the product’s manufacturer. But it doesn’t stop there.

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Apr
16

How Emerging Technologies Can Both Improve and Exacerbate Product Recalls

Advances in technology tend to be mixed blessings for product recalls. They often introduce new product safety vulnerabilities while, at the same time, may offer new capabilities that improve recall efficacy. The impact of technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, big data, and others on product recalls are slowly unfolding, but emerging patterns give us some sense about how these technologies might affect product safety and recall management in the future.

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Apr
02

Regulatory Response Heats Up As More and More Young People Start Using E-Cigarettes and Vaping Products

Thanks in large part to aggressive marketing and appealing flavors, smoking e-cigarettes or vaping has rapidly escalated from a fad to an issue that many experts are considering a public health epidemic—particularly for teens and pre-teens. While e-cigarettes have been available since 2007, new manufacturers, offerings and marketing tactics have brought them into the lives of countless young people. According to the FDA, 21% of high school students have used an e-cigarette in the last year.

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