Retail & Consumer Products Law Observer

Retail & Consumer Products Law Observer

Legal Insight for the Retail and Consumer Products Industry

Alexander H. Schaefer

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Webinar: This Year in Trade — C&M’s First 100 Days Series

Posted in Import/Export, International Trade
From economic sanctions to import tariffs, the incoming Trump administration has suggested it will seek to implement almost immediately significant changes in international trade policy and enforcement. In addition to these potentially seismic shifts, technological and social developments reshaping international trade rules and global supply chains are gathering speed, from the expanding adoption of blockchain… Continue Reading

CPSC Brings Action in Federal Court Against Michaels Stores

Posted in Advertising & Product Risk Management, International Trade
Last week, the Department of Justice filed an action against Michaels Stores on behalf of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”).  According to the complaint, between 2006 and 2010 Michaels sold glass vases which were prone to shattering in consumers’ hands and caused multiple injuries. The complaint alleges that (1) despite receiving injury reports from… Continue Reading