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Scary Halloween Stories: Fight Against Robocalls Is Coming for Telemarketing Text Messages

USA - October 20 2021 Retailers, beware! The new wave in the fight against “robocalls” is coming, and it’s targeting telemarketing text messages. In the past six months…

New California Legislation will Require Some Retailers to Adopt Gender Neutral Children’s Sections by 2024

USA - October 18 2021 Following the recent trend of retailers abandoning gendered store Sections and product lines, California has passed legislation that will force…

Recall Roundup: September

USA - October 14 2021 The Recall Roundup is a monthly survey of regulatory activity affecting the manufacture, distribution, and sale of consumer products. Subject matter…

FTC Issues Notice of Penalty Offenses to Over 700 Retailers: Companies Now on “Notice” of Civil Penalty Jeopardy

USA - October 13 2021 Today, the FTC announced it had sent “Notices of Penalty Offense” to over 700 businesses, including top consumer products companies, large retailers…

EPA May Require Companies To Know All The Chemicals In Products They Make Or Sell

USA - October 11 2021 In a dramatic recent announcement, EPA suggested that if companies import, manufacture, or process a finished good for commercial sale, and that…

Divided Ninth Circuit Panel Upholds AB 51, but Strikes Down Enforcement Mechanism

USA - October 6 2021 On September 15, 2021, a divided Ninth Circuit panel in Chamber of Commerce v. Bonta, Case No. 20-15291, upheld Assembly Bill 51 (“AB 51”), a bill…

Multi-Level Marketing Gets Multi-Level Attention

USA - October 5 2021 Multi-level marketing has touched us all - whether it be purchasing beauty products, essential oils, or health supplements from a friend through…

SEC approves new NASDAQ rules aimed at advancing board diversity

USA - September 14 2021 On August 6, 2021, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved new Nasdaq rules (Rules 5605(f) and Rule 5606) aimed at advancing diversity…

Recall roundup: August

USA - September 9 2021 The CPSC’s nine-year saga over magnet sets has finally concluded. Magnet sets are clusters of small, separable, magnetic balls that a consumer can…

Delta directives: Retailers consider mask and vaccine mandates

USA - August 19 2021 In May of 2021, the CDC issued guidance that fully vaccinated individuals could stop wearing masks and observing social distancing in most indoor and…