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Webinar: “Cataclysmic Change or Business as Usual: Product Regulation in the Trump Administration”

Posted in Advertising & Product Risk Management, Consumer Class Action, Events, Torts
Join Us For A Complimentary Webinar – Thursday, October 25, 2018 – 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET Two years into the Trump Administration and: The Consumer Product Safety Commission finally has a Republican majority, the Department of Transportation has released its 3.0 guidance on autonomous vehicles, NIST has published a 375 page recommendation on medical… Continue Reading

Senate Confirms Peter Feldman to CPSC; Republicans Gain 3-2 Majority

Posted in Advertising & Product Risk Management, Consumer Class Action, Product Liability & Torts, Torts
Earlier this summer, President Trump nominated Republican Peter Feldman to serve as the fifth commissioner on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The Senate has now confirmed Mr. Feldman to both (1) serve out the remainder of former Commissioner Joe Mohorovic’s term, which expires in October 2019; and (2) serve a seven-year term beginning… Continue Reading

Beauty with a Side of Mercury?

Posted in Advertising & Product Risk Management, Consumer Class Action, Product Liability & Torts, Torts
On July 26, 2016, FDA issued an updated warning on beauty products, warning consumers to avoid certain “skin creams, beauty and antiseptic soaps, and lotions,” particularly those boasting “anti-aging” or “skin lightening” benefits, as potentially containing mercury.  While the dangers of mercury exposure are well-known, mercury’s ubiquity in certain beauty products is not.  Products that… Continue Reading

Hello Barbie (and Lawsuit)

Posted in Advertising & Product Risk Management, Consumer Class Action, Privacy & Data Protection, Torts
Just in time for the holiday shopping rush, “Hello Barbie” has hit the shelves.  This Barbie actually talks back to its playmates and is the latest high-tech version of the iconic doll. The secret to this innovation? The Internet. Toymaker Mattel partnered with software firm ToyTalk to equip the doll with a microphone, voice-recognition, and… Continue Reading