Retail & Consumer Products Law Observer

Retail & Consumer Products Law Observer

Legal Insight for the Retail and Consumer Products Industry

Stephanie Crawford

Stephanie Crawford

Stephanie L. Crawford is an associate in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office, practicing in the Government Contracts and Product Liability & Torts groups. Stephanie’s practice spans protests, internal investigations, counseling on regulatory and compliance matters, and product regulatory due diligence for clients in the defense, transportation, and consumer products sectors.

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FTC Focusing on Privacy Risks of Interconnected Toys

Posted in Advertising & Product Risk Management, Product Liability & Torts
Fuzzy talking toys are no longer the annoying, yet benign Christmas gifts they used to be. Many of today’s toys, like refrigerators, cars, and televisions, are “smart,” and may come gift-wrapped with all of the emerging cybersecurity risks the internet has to offer. And as various government agencies grapple with the regulation and enforcement of… Continue Reading

CPSC Withdraws Material Misrepresentation Claim against Michaels Stores in Shattered Vases Case

Posted in Advertising & Product Risk Management
Earlier this month, the Consumer Product Safety Commission in tandem with the Department of Justice withdrew its “material misrepresentation” claim in its ongoing lawsuit against arts and crafts retailer Michaels Stores. The Government had alleged, inter alia, that Michaels made a material misrepresentation to the agency in its Section 15(b) Report for certain glass vases… Continue Reading