Product recalls and more

RecallDesk is unique in offering a combination of legal, risk management and operational services that can be tailored to the needs of the client facing a (potential) recall. Whether it is to lead or complete your recall team, with the services of RecallDesk you will by all means add value to your organization. Hiring RecallDesk will add expertise to your team and save you time, resources, stress and ultimately also money.

RecallDesk has also built expertise in areas closely related to product recalls, including product safety, product compliance, product liability, consumer law and distribution law.

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The best thing about a recall is not having one

The number of product recalls has been growing steadily over the past decade, with millions of products recalled each year by manufacturers and suppliers on a voluntary or mandatory basis.

Either big or small, recalls are complex just the same and need to be managed properly. A recall requires a lot of resources and may hit a company’s P&L badly. Whilst some companies may be perfectly equipped to manage a product recall by themselves, many others may not. But in all circumstances, hiring recall experts is highly recommended.

The best thing about a recall is not having one. RecallDesk can help companies avoid a recall. A good starting point is to perform the QuickScan developed by RecallDesk, which already served many companies. Contact us for more information.

  • New EU Product Safety Law Will Be A Game Changer

    Last December, the text of the long-awaited EU General Product Safety Regulation (GPSR) was finalized, which will replace the outdated EU General Product Safety Directive. The GPSR is expected to come into force by the end of 2024. The ink has yet to dry, but one thing is certain: selling consumer products in the EU will never be the same. RecallDesk has summarized the main highlights.

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  • Multiple successfull claims for recall damages

    In a period of 1,5 years RecallDesk successfully claimed more than €300,000 of recall damages for its clients. Not many companies facing a recall know that they are entitled to it, let alone how to claim it. You may be surprised to hear what damages and costs can be claimed. Feel free to reach out to RecallDesk if you want to learn more about the possibilities, even if you already (recently) carried out a recall.

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  • Introducing LegalFeeds©

    Rutger Oldenhuis LLM, founder of RecallDesk, regularly writes articles in the field of product compliance, product safety and recalls and is a contributor to a number of media outlets. The articles and blogs will be made available on this website as LegalFeeds©. With LegalFeeds© we aim to provide valuable insights and information that can help businesses and consumers alike make informed decisions about product safety and compliance. The contributions are designed to be informative, engaging, and accessible.

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  • QuickScan

    Placing only safe products on the market should be part of every consumer goods organizations strategy and corporate culture. It should not be the responsibility of one person or department, but a responsibility that is shared across multiple disciplines. Creating and enhancing a product safety culture within your organization is first or all a matter of connecting the dots. To help organizations enhancing their product safety processes, RecallDesk has developed a QuickScan.

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  • I have always enjoyed working with Rutger and highly value him for his professional knowledge, his skills and the pleasant interpersonal contacts. That definitely also applies to international and high impact product recalls, where we gained some decent experience together.

    - Mike Smink - Commercial Director at Lazer Sports NV, Antwerp (Belgium)

Why RecallDesk?

The threat of a potential product recall may not be the nicest topic on the agenda of a board meeting. It immediately evokes the image of a room full of worrying faces. And yet, it is crucial to take product safety seriously and take the appropriate corrective measures.

It may be good to know that a well-conducted recall will likely increase your customers’ trust.

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Is a recall really necessary?

A recall is typically regarded as a last resort remedy. In situations where the safety risk is not serious, other corrective actions may be considered that go less far than recalling a product from the end-user. If you are in doubt whether or not you need to recall a product from the market, RecallDesk can help you assessing the risk and advise you on the appropriate corrective actions, if any.