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Hunton Retail Law Resource: Recall Roundup: March
The U.S. Department of Justice announced major news in the world of consumer products this month.
United States
2 May 2019
Hunton Retail Law Resource: FTC Announces July 2019 Repair Restrictions Workshop, Solicits Research And Comments
The FTC has announced that it will host a workshop on July 16, 2019, called Nixing the Fix: A Workshop on Repair Restrictions, aimed at examining manufacturer restrictions on consumer and third-party
United States
29 Mar 2019
Hunton Retail Law Resource BLOG: Recall Roundup: February
With the partial federal government shutdown over, the CPSC appears to be quickly returning to normal—it issued 18 recalls in this month.
United States
15 Mar 2019
Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog: Recall Roundup: January
The partial federal government shutdown forced the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission ("CPSC" or "Commission") along with other agencies to close for 35 days.
United States
12 Feb 2019
"Shaky" Science And New Theories Of Glyphosate Liability Pose Significant Risk To Retail Companies
Glyphosate, the world's most widely used herbicide, has dominated headlines over the last year as Monsanto has battled thousands of lawsuits ...
United States
28 Jan 2019
Formaldehyde Controversy Raises Concerns For Retailers Over EPA's Future Review And Regulation Of Chemicals And Associated Litigation Risk
Companies in the retail industry may soon be grappling with new regulations and increased litigation risk involving formaldehyde, a common chemical found in consumer products like wood glue,
United States
25 Jan 2019
Hunton Retail Law Resource: Recall Roundup: December
December was a quiet month in the world of recalls for two reasons. First, there were only 19 product recalls—the second lowest number of monthly recalls in 2019.
United States
16 Jan 2019
Hunton Retail Law Resource: Recall Roundup: November
With a new commissioner confirmed in September, the Commission once again has five commissioners.
United States
14 Dec 2018
Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog: Recall Roundup: October 2018
October began with a CPSC announcement that a major retailer agreed to pay a $3.85M civil penalty for failing to report that a trash can it sold contained a defect or created an unreasonable risk of serious injury.
United States
13 Nov 2018
Hunton Retail Law Resource: Lawyering Cashierless Technologies
Brick and mortar retailers are rapidly diversifying checkout and payment methods to combat the erosion of sales to online channels and provide an improved shopping experience for consumers.
United States
16 Oct 2018
Hunton Retail Law Resource: Recall Roundup: September
September ushered in a shift in political power at the CPSC with the confirmation of a new commissioner. In June, the U.S. Senate confirmed President Trump's nomination of Dana Baiocco—a Republican...
United States
5 Oct 2018
California Bans Use Of Most Chemical Flame Retardants In Children's Products And Furniture As The CPSC Prepares To Take Action On The Flammability Of Upholstered Furniture
On August 29, 2018, despite industry criticism, the California state legislature passed AB 2998, which will require that levels of chemical flame retardants in covered products be below 1,000 parts per million.
United States
10 Sep 2018
Hunton Retail Law Resource: Recall Roundup: July
July served as another quiet month in the world of recalls. With only 11 recalls issued, July has had the fewest recalls for any month in over a year.
United States
10 Sep 2018
Hunton Retail Law Resource: Recall Roundup: August
This month marks the 10th anniversary of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act ("CPSIA"), which was signed into law on August 14, 2008.
United States
7 Sep 2018
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