An international manufacturing client came to our firm seeking legal advice on their business formation in the U.S. in accordance with the rules of the Federal Trade Commission. While drafting compliant website content, customer brochures and product information materials, testing revealed issues related to compliance with the standards of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”).
We assisted our client in determining all testing required, materials needed for the new product prototypes and all report, memorandum and correspondence drafting in cooperation with the CPSC to properly report the product issue. In working closely with Washington, D.C. counsel and the CPSC directly, we helped our client submit all required forms, specifications and manuals, including document translation, to the CPSC reviewers.
As a result, our client was required to design and submit a corrective action plan for the national recall of the products at issue. After efficiently working our client through that process, we assisted with all state and federal licensing for financing and sale of the products, and drafting of all necessary agreements for operation of the company, including a detailed warranty for the products and agreements between the client and its independent contractors. Our client is back in business!