Episode 1 of the Ad Law Tool Kit Show, “Product Safety and Recalls,” is now available. Listen here, or search for it in your favorite podcast player.

It doesn’t happen a lot, but every so often a consumer product can be revealed to be unsafe. When that happens, it can bring up questions about a company’s obligations regarding the related products.

I talk to Venable partners Erin Maus and Melissa Steinman about how U.S. law requires manufacturers, retailers, and marketers to report unsafe products to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Compliance involves monitoring complaints, reviews, and databases. Failing to report promptly incurs penalties, while voluntary recalls might prompt false advertising lawsuits.

Venable’s Ad Law Tool Kit Show will help you and your organization identify and avoid potentially problematic advertising practices. Over the course of 12 episodes, we examine the increasingly complex regulatory landscape that governs the promotion of goods and services—from negative option marketing to copyright protection and influencer endorsements.

If you have specific questions after listening to this episode, don’t hesitate to contact me, Erin, or Melissa to arrange a conversation. And check out more chapters of Venable’s Advertising Law Tool Kit.

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