Harris Beach Medical & Life Sciences Industry Team Leader Kelly Jones Howell and Partner Judi Abbott Curry Recently discussed Best Practices for Product Recalls in a Law360 Article.
Product recalls are never desired, but sometimes necessary when there is a potential risk of harm from a product. In addition to helping protect health and safety, they can preserve brand reputation and avoid or mitigate litigation.
Recalls can be voluntary or mandatory – mandated by a government regulatory agency, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Consumer Product and Safety Commission (CPSC) or the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Whether a recall is voluntary or mandated, all parties in the distribution chain may be impacted, from raw material suppliers, manufacturers, and distributors to the end consumers. Kelly and Judi outline best practices when faced with a recall and also recommend assessing the impact of the internal processes and teams through a postmortem.
Read the full article on What Companies Must Know About Product Recalls.