Today’s safety issues are complex. The technology behind consumer products – from nano-particles in cosmetics to electronic controls on today’s motor vehicles – is evolving at a rapid pace. In a global economy, the U.S. face of a product or component may only be one of many in a long chain that starts overseas as it moves from sub-suppliers, to suppliers to assemblers, to importers to the distributor to the consumer. And behind the scenes, the politics of the moment and the ingrained culture of the regulatory agencies are directly influencing the safety of products in ways that are not always apparent.
Some of the areas we specialize in are: