Safety management programs are necessary to help a company make safe products and monitor safety for products in use. The CPSC has provided lots of guidances and mandates over the years on what constitutes an adequate program. These guidances are potentially useful to those companies seeking to establish a CPSC-compliant safety program and should be considered as part of the program development process.
This article will discuss the basic kinds of defects that can be alleged in any product liability case, the law as it pertains to compliance with standards, and some tips on how to deal with the issue of standards compliance.
This article discusses the legal and practical issues around the duty to design a safe product and how to decide whether various safety features that aren’t always necessary must be sold as standard features or whether they can be sold separately as options.
The way you market your product can turn an otherwise safely designed product into an unsafe product that causes injury and creates liability for the manufacturer and product seller.
Product liability litigation and product safety regulatory compliance are sometimes intertwined, and this can make a bad situation worse.
This article presents the legal issues around pre- and post-sale safety improvements in products and provides recommendations to document them.
The risks of product liability sometime affect technological developments in hardware and software used to make products. They can stifle innovation and make some advancements seem too risky. How does the law view these products and what can be done to evaluate and reduce these risks.
Product liability litigation and product safety regulatory activities often become intertwined. Product liability claims and lawsuits can generate reports to the government and recalls in the U.S. and around th... Read More...
Why It’s Hard to Create Good Instructions, and What to Do About It One of the most difficult tasks I perform in my product safety and prevention practice is to counsel companies on instruction manuals and othe... Read More...