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News Headlines from Around the World
DOJ Brings First-Ever Prosecution of Corp Officers
On March 29, 2019 two California executives were indicted for failing to disclose defects with their dehumidifiers, despite multiple reports showing that the product could catch fire eassily . . . Read more about this in our newsletter . . .
Has Prop 65 Made Us Safer? Proposition 65 was written by a public interest lawyer who proposed something unique in enviromental enforcement - companies who received violation notices under the law were immediately presumed guilty of a failure to warn . . . Read more about this in our newsletter . . .
Product Liability Training
With over 270,000 product liability cases in the U.S. courts, and more than 80,000 new cases being entered every year, it would seem imparative that corporate management teams throughout the world would need to learn all they can in order to protect their companies . . . Read more about this in our newsletter . . .
RAPEX. The Safety Guarantee for European Products
The rapid alert system removed more than 2000 dangerous products from the European market in 2018. However, much remains to be done about security, notably with regards to China . . . Read more about this in our newsletter . . . South Africa - What to do When Your Product is Copied South Africa has seen a dramatic rise in entrepreneurial activity, with many seeking to launch new products in the marketplace. For some, this means spending most of their time and budget on creating products that they believe will sell well, while others just copy other products . . . Read more about this in our newsletter . . .
China to Start Crackdown on Product Safety
China will launch a nationwide inspection into the safety of industrial products like food packaging and hazardous chemicals, market regulators said, the country's latest effort to allay public concerns after two deadly blasts last month . . . Read more about this in our newsletter . . .
Japan - Recharacterisation of Product Risks
In Japan, product-related risks have typically been considered in the context of defects or safety, and product liability has commonly been the main product-related concern for manufacturers However, in reality, Japan has significantly fewer product liability cases than other industrialized countries . . . Read more about this in our newsletter . . .
Product Recall Requirements in Japan
Any person engaged in the manufacture or import of consumer products must in cases where there is an accident affecting the consumer products that he or she manufactured or imported, investigate the cause thereof, and, if he or she finds it necessary to prevent the occurence . . .