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New York Law Forbids Gendered Pricing

USA - November 19 2020 Recently, New York enacted a new law against gendered pricing that was included as a key component of the state’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget and Governor…

Impending Phase-Out of DOT Hazard Class ORM-D

USA - November 18 2020 The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) hazard class ORM-D will expire on December 31, 2020. ORM-D stands for Other Regulated Material and is a…

Recalls in Review: Lithium-ion Batteries

USA - November 4 2020 If you have ever owned a laptop or hoverboard self-balancing scooter, you’ve likely seen numerous headlines about the lithium-ion batteries…

Lithium Batteries: Mitigating Risks and Executing Recalls When Needed

USA - October 16 2020 Over recent years, the use of lithium ion batteries has become widespread in consumer products such as laptops, smartphone, hoverboards, electric…

Automakers and regulators must educate consumers on mobility AI

European Union, USA - September 16 2020 The future of the mobility is dependent on AI, but without greater understanding among consumers, trust could be hard to build. The mobility sector is…

Who is the regulator? What is the rule?: Navigating the Alphabet Soup of COVID-19 Product Requirements

USA - September 11 2020 In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, product manufacturers and distributors—many of whom have pivoted to create PPE-related products for the first…

Recalls in Review: Electric- and Gas-Powered Scooters

USA - September 4 2020 Electric scooters have taken American cities by storm as micromobility companies expand to meet consumer demand for more convenient transportation…

Recalls in Review: Bicycle Helmets

USA - August 26 2020 As bicycles become a go-to social distancing option for consumers, we turn our attention in this Recalls in Review segment to an associated (and also…

20 Miles Per Hour Divides NHTSA and CPSC Jurisdiction Over Micromobility Products

USA - August 19 2020 As alluded to in last week’s post, Product Safety Regulations for Electric Bicycles and Scooters, micromobility products, such as e-bikes and scooters…

Recalls in Review: Bicycle and Bicycle Part Recalls

USA - August 13 2020 Certain products, like toilet paper and disinfectant, flew off of store shelves when the country began responding to the current COVID-19 pandemic. In…