Product Liability and Your Safety Labels

Product safety labels are an important part of keeping users safe and reducing liability risk. There are two main standards for safety labels that are key to creating effective warnings that accurately communicate hazard information: ANSI Z535.4 domestically and ISO 3864-2 internationally.

Duty to Warn Non-English Speaking and Reading Product Users

How does a manufacturer comply with its duty to warn, given the number of people in the U.S. who do not read English or any language? Does the law require multilingual labels or safety symbols, and when is it a good idea to include them?
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Understanding Risk Assessment

This month, we’ll look at risk assessment, a fundamental element not only of labeling, but of the overall safety of your products

Symbol-Only Safety Label Formats Gain New Ground

This month in our series exploring the latest industry insight on effective product safety label design and symbol usage, we’ll focus on the United States Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) approval of symbol-only safety labels.

Product Safety Instructions and Warnings

Some Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions Readers of In Compliance Magazine have benefited from being able to read Geoff Peckham’s excellent articles on product safety warnings for a long time. As a ... Read More...

FCC to Implement Broadband Labels

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved the use of broadband labels intended to provide consumers with more detailed and accurate information about the performance and cost of their Intern... Read More...

Understanding Symbols: Emergency Stop

One of the critical building blocks for your product’s safe design is the proper use of color-coding and symbols. This article will explore the new developments that have occurred in the field of marking emerge... Read More...
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Understanding Symbols: Laser Labeling

Geoffrey Peckham is CEO of Clarion Safety Systems and chair of both the ANSI Z535 Committee and the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to ISO Technical Committee 145- Graphical Symbols. Geoffrey can be reached at g... Read More...