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European Commission Launches Consultation to Evaluate the Product Liability Directive

European Union, United Kingdom - January 23 2017 Producers are among those invited to provide input for an evaluation of the European law on consumer claims for defective products. Interested...

Simon Castley, Sarah L. Croft.

EU Product Liability Directive - Update and Restart?

European Union - October 25 2016 The European Commission has announced an ‘evaluation and fitness check’ of Directive 85374EEC which provides for the strict liability of producers...

Simon Castley, Sarah L. Croft.

A new product recall database in the UK - revolutionising product recall action?

United Kingdom - August 1 2016 On 24 June 2016, the UK Retail Ombudsman ("Ombudsman") launched a new Central Product Recall Database for electrical products in the UK. Billed as...

Is your company insured through the London market?

United Kingdom - January 21 2016 As from August 2016, the Insurance Act 2015 will alter the landscape of insurance and reinsurance contracts placed through the London market or...

Andrew Davidson.

The aftermath of a product recall: when the dust settles

USA - April 5 2012 When faced with a product recall, energy is focused on the immediate issues: risk assessments determine the nature of the problem and how it has arisen, decisions are taken as to how to address potential safety risks, logistical challenges need to be overcome and regulators are informed....