Hunton & Williams LLP focuses on product issues ranging from compliance, recall issues, investigations and products-related litigation in state and federal courts and in various administrative forums. Our lawyers have managed and consulted on recall or potential recall issues for a number of clients requiring involvement with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the state attorneys general. Our lawyers have conducted broad-based federal and 50-state research to identify applicable regulatory schemes, consulted with clients regarding compliance strategy and litigation risk management issues, and litigated numerous products liability claims (gas controls, valves, water heaters, tires) in state and federal courts.
Every month, we will present a summary of key recalls that affect the retail industry.
August’s standout recall is for the replacement lamps that were part of a 2015 recall replacement program. Maybe the third time’s the charm? Overall, August was a relatively quiet month for products recalls– only 19. As children start back to school and fall sports begin, so too does recall season. Check back here at the beginning of each month for your Recall Roundup!
Total Recalls: 19
Hazards: Impact (3); Fire or Burn (5); Fall (4); Choking (1); Laceration (3); Head Injury (1); Shock (1); Violation of Standard (1)
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