Product Liability Recalls: Preparing for a Recall and Mitigating Legal Risks

Determining Factors for Issuing a Recall, Timing Considerations and Defense Strategies

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Wednesday, June 20, 2012

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Program Materials

This CLE webinar will prepare counsel to represent clients involved in a product recall, both voluntary and mandated. The panel will discuss strategies for planning a recall, managing and mitigating legal risks, and implementing defense strategies.


How counsel assesses, prepares for and mitigates risks in a product recall differs depending on whether the recall is voluntary or government-mandated. Failing to conduct a recall in a reasonable manner or to issue a recall when appropriate can expose your client or company to liability.

With state law divided on recall obligations and potential federal law preemption in the area of recalls and product liability, counsel must assess which laws will apply and the potential liability and damages exposure.

Listen as our panel of product liability attorneys discusses approaches for preparing for, assessing, managing and mitigating risks associated with a product recall. The panel will identify defense strategies when a recall is issued, whether voluntary or government mandated.



  1. Preparing for, managing and mitigating risks
  2. Strategies to assess issuing a recall
  3. Timing issues
  4. Defense strategies


The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • How do counsel's approaches differ for government-mandated recalls vs. voluntary recalls?
  • What are the timing issues that must be considered in issuing a recall?
  • What are the key defense strategies in a suit resulting from a product recall?

Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.


Kelly Savage Day
Kelly Savage Day


She focuses on the pharmaceutical, biologic and medical device areas of products liability. She provides crisis...  |  Read More

Pryce G. Tucker
Pryce G. Tucker

Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer

His focus is on complex civil litigation and product liability matters in state and federal courts. His product...  |  Read More

Paul S. Rosenlund
Paul S. Rosenlund

Duane Morris

He is a trial lawyer who advises and represents business clients in a variety of areas, including toxic torts, products...  |  Read More

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