The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission announced ten recalls during the week of February 1, 2016. The recalls include a diverse set of products ranging from a computer used for SCUBA diving to decorative baby rattles.  The following is a list of those recalls with links to the respective announcements from CPSC.

    1. Dive computers

The House Energy & Commerce Committee will hold a hearing entitled “Industry Perspectives on the Consumer Product Safety Commission.”  The hearing will take place on Wednesday, March 10, 2016, at 10:15 a.m. (ET).  The Energy & Commerce Committee has oversight over the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the hearing will focus on “evaluating

3D Printing: Evaluating Product Safety and Liability Risks, Avoiding and Defending Claims

This CLE webinar will examine product liability concerns surrounding 3D printing and best practices in avoiding and defending claims over defects. Topics discussed will include many industries including the automotive industry, consumer products, and medical devices. After the presentations, there will be a live question and answer session.


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Husch Blackwell’s 3D Printing Team works to stay ahead in a field with rapid advancements. Husch Blackwell is positioned to play a major role in the 3D printing industry. In Part 2 of Husch Blackwell’s 3D Printing Team video, attorneys share how clients can benefit from our knowledge on Intellectual Property, Product Safety and Warranty,

Husch Blackwell’s 3D Printing Team works to stay ahead in a field with rapid advancements. Husch Blackwell is positioned to play a major role in the 3D printing industry. In Part 1 of Husch Blackwell’s 3D Printing Team video, attorneys share how clients can benefit from our knowledge on Intellectual Property, medical regulations, and how

3D printerWith a busy holiday season ahead, many shoppers are looking forward to finding that unique gift.  Parents of children who enjoy crafts or building will be especially attracted to the creative possibilities of a home 3D printer.  Kids can make their own jewelry, model cars, and even wearable fashion.  With an industry still in its infancy in the consumer market, I sat down with Brandan Mueller to better understand the legal pitfalls inherent in the expected Christmas season sales bump.  Brandan is Husch Blackwell’s expert on the intersection of traditional consumer protection / products liability law and 3D printing technology.
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California courts have forged a shield for product manufacturers faced with liability stemming from the foreseeable but unintended use of their product in conjunction with another manufacturer’s product. Consistent with a recent decision by the California Supreme Court, a California appellate court concluded that a manufacturer is generally not liable in strict liability or negligence for harm caused by another manufacturer’s product, despite the fact that the two products are compatible to be used together.
Continue Reading California Appellate Court Affirms Limits on Liability for Compatible Products