More than ever before, businesses face the challenge of keeping track of a constantly evolving regulatory landscape comprising a myriad of new legislation, rules, guidance documents, interpretations, enforcement actions, and other policy changes. At the same time, they must cope with the many active state and local governments and regulatory agencies who have entered the product safety area with new requirements.

The K&L Gates’ Consumer Product Safety practice offers comprehensive safety and regulatory counselling services for consumer product businesses around the world. We assist with the development of compliance systems and also with responding to regulatory crises.

Our clientele includes importers, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers throughout the world, including the United States, Europe, and Australia. We also represent trade associations and assist their membership in dealing with the various regulatory authorities. We have experience with product safety reporting and recall requirements and coordination of worldwide safety efforts with the assistance of our international offices. In addition, we assist businesses in responding to and resolving government investigations and other crises.

Our Consumer Product Safety team is composed of seasoned and dedicated lawyers from multiple practice areas across the globe, including:

  • Food, Drugs, Medical Devices and Cosmetics;
  • Product Liability;
  • International Trade;
  • Public Policy and Law;
  • Toxic Tort; and
  • Intellectual Property practices.

Our Consumer Product Safety team collectively offer a complete and comprehensive analysis of issues clients may face when understanding and dealing with consumer product safety issues and potential product liability exposures, both on a local and international level.