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Product liability and product recall

In an expanding global economy, product liability issues are rarely solely a matter for one legal jurisdiction only.  Arising from the enhanced international dimensions of product liability cases and Eversheds’ unique international offering, we believe our team is uniquely placed to work with clients in close association with the Eversheds network worldwide in a manner no other law firm can offer.  We have defended large scale complex litigation in the Irish High Court of matters relating to product liability and also have experience in assisting clients in a number of other European jurisdictions through our Eversheds’ network. 

We represent clients in public and regulatory inquiries in respect of product liability issue and have advised domestic and international clients on product safety and product recall matters and regularly work closely with the National Consumer Agency in domestic product recall and RAPEX product recall matters. 

A complex framework of new regulations and changing social attitudes has made product liability and product recall issues more common and more complicated than ever before.  At an operational level we focus on providing decisive management of both contentious and non-contentious issues. At a strategic level the team focuses on actively managing all aspects of product liability and product recall including advisory work such as commercial advice, due diligence and engaging with the regulator.

We provide comprehensive, clear and strategic product liability advice, both at the pre-litigation and post-litigation stages of dispute.  At the outset, our team will devise, in close consultation with our client, a strategy that aligns with the litigation and regulatory requirements coupled with the immediate and long term commercial and PR issues.  We advise on how to perform a product recall, how to advertise a recall; and the wording/language of any advertisement.

We advise on a full range of products, including but not limited to:

  • Medical devices;
  • Building products;
  • Mechanical devices;
  • Medicinal products;
  • Domestic appliances;
  • Footwear;
  • Animal food stuffs;
  • Toys;
  • Motor vehicles.

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