A new standard adopted by the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) will reportedly require that every item in a consumer product, including raw materials, components and subassemblies, be “traceable and carry a unique identifier that is labeled, marked or tagged at the source.” The “Consumer Product Safety— Guidelines for Suppliers” standard (ISO 10377) is apparently intended to affect all suppliers in the supply chain and applies to all consumer products except foods, drugs and automobiles. The standard also addresses product safety by requiring record management and document control, calling for design improvements to reduce risks to tolerable levels and requiring hazard warnings and instructions to consumers. While ISO standards do not themselves carry the force of law, they are often adopted into national regulatory frameworks and can be considered state-ofthe- art in a relevant industry. See Manufacturing & Technology News, July 11, 2013.