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Consumer Product Safety

The Know-How to Protect Your Brand

​To protect their brands — and avoid costly fines and lawsuits — consumer product companies need to be proactive. Our team has the experience and insight to help you comply with product safety requirements. If necessary, we'll also work with you to respond to issues involving potential hazards or product defects. As your legal partner, Mintz will help you avoid fines and enforcement actions and safeguard your company's reputation with consumers and regulators.

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Our Experience

Case Study
Mintz helped a manufacturer of a regulated consumer product obtain reversal and dismissal of a CPSC order to implement a stop sale of a product and take corrective action to address an alleged violation. Mintz’s filing cited a competing interpretation of the applicable regulations.
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Mintz obtained a voluntary dismissal of a putative class action filed in Florida against a manufacturer of products that require compliance with UL standards. Mintz’s dismissal motion noted that the defendant had no corporate or operational presence in Florida.
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Mintz negotiated a favorable settlement of two California state court cases for a pet food manufacturer over the company’s alleged violations of California and federal regulations related to nonfunctional slack fill.

Our Approach

Mintz's Consumer Product Safety Practice is known for its strong track record. Our team's knowledge of product safety law is exceptional. We're familiar with the regulations and policies of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada, the European Union, Australia, and individual US states.

We have deep experience working with the CPSC, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). That history makes us nimble — helping us resolve client issues efficiently. We're able to provide customized solutions to the biggest issues facing consumer product companies.

Industries We Serve
  • Distributors
  • Importers
  • Manufacturers
  • Product safety testing labs
  • Retailers
  • Trade associations
​Areas of Focus
  • International product standards and regulations
  • CPSC investigations and
    civil penalties
  • Product recalls
  • Jurisdictional issues
  • CPSC compliance and reporting
  • CPSIA challenges
  • Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA) Regulations
  • Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA)
  • FDA Regulated Products
​California-Specific Laws & Regs
  • Business and Professions Code
  • Consumer Legal Remedies Act
  • False Advertising Act
  • "Made in USA"
  • Proposition 65
  • Slack Fill
  • Unfair Competition Law

Our team includes industry-leading attorneys and other professionals across legal disciplines as well as colleagues from ML Strategies, the firm’s government relations affiliate.

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Our team has covered a wide spectrum of product-related issues and knows international regulations.