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Get Your Recall Right the First Time or Your Reputation Will Suffer

Contigo last week re-announced its six-month old recall of kids cleanable water bottles because the drinking spout could detach, posing a choking hazard to children. Like any product recall involving a children’s product, the announcement is generating a lot of media coverage and alarm among parenting and childcare circles.

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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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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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