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Manufacturing MarketTrends | July 2019, Issue 2
Welcome to issue two of Foley's Manufacturing MarketTrends newsletter, which highlights key trends with the potential to make 2019 a year of change for manufacturers. In this issue
United States
25 Jul 2019
Balancing Regulation And Innovation: How NHTSA Is Approaching Motor Vehicle Safety In 2019
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) continues to be active in investigating potential safety-related defects and noncompliances with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS).
United States
13 Mar 2019
Navigating The Road Ahead … Are You Ready?
Current trends show that technological advances and changing consumer behavior will result in mass market adoption of electric and autonomous vehicles within 10 years.
United States
20 Feb 2019
Managing Warranty, Recall, And Litigation Risk For Automotive Suppliers
While total vehicle recall campaigns are likely to be less in 2019 compared to prior years, it is likely that the recent trend of elevated numbers of lower volume recall campaigns will continue, including those increasingly involving electrical system components.
United States
28 Jan 2019
NTSB Preliminary Report Reminds That Driver Error Persists
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently issued its preliminary report concerning the March 18, 2018 incident in Tempe, Arizona in which a pedestrian was struck and killed...
United States
7 Jun 2018
Jurisdiction Issues Dog Multistate Class Actions
There is a growing movement to rely on last year's United States Supreme Court decision in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California to preclude multistate class actions on jurisdictional grounds.
United States
6 Mar 2018
Stout Issues Third Annual Warranty And Recall Report
Massive automotive recalls continue to grab headlines and raise concerns industry-wide.
United States
27 Sep 2017
Car Accidents Involving Autonomous Cars, Who Is Liable?
With automated cars comes hopes of safer driving, more efficient commuting, increased productivity, reduced human errors, and fewer accidents.
United States
5 Jun 2017
Product Safety And Liability Prevention
When companies make products that are not safe, they automatically increase their liabilities. This is not in anyone's interest.
United States
27 Jul 2016
China Auto Regulatory Trends 2016: New-Energy, Materials Restrictions, Recalls And Emissions Figure Prominently
China has launched or announced a significant number of regulatory initiatives in the automotive sector over the first months of 2016.
30 Mar 2016
Deadline Approaching For Prop 65 Compliance For Bisphenol A
While there are multiple methods of complying with the Prop 65 warning requirements for BPA, implementing these compliance methods can be time-consuming and expensive.
United States
22 Mar 2016
Lessons That Manufacturers Can Learn From Automotive Recall Issues
By now, anyone not living under a rock for the last 18 months is no doubt aware of the high-profile recalls that have been roiling the automotive industry.
United States
9 Sep 2015
NHTSA Announces Record Setting Civil Penalty In Consent Order With Chrysler
In 2014, NHTSA collected a record setting amount of civil penalties. For 2015, NHTSA may be on pace to exceed last year's record.
United States
3 Aug 2015
DOT Issues Scathing Internal Report Of NHTSA's Defect Investigation Processes
In the wake of GM's ignition-switch, the Secretary of Transportation, Anthony R. Foxx, directed an investigation into NHTSA's defect investigation policies and procedures.
United States
29 Jun 2015
NHTSA Seeks To Push Beyond The "New Normal" And Into The "New Paradigm"
In recent years, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has received increased public and Congressional scrutiny stemming from high-profile safety defects...
United States
11 Jun 2015
Navigating Product Recalls
Recalls are in the news as much as ever. The number of units recalled in 2014 eclipsed the total from 2010-2013, combined.
United States
29 May 2015
Malcolm Gladwell Re-Thinks Automotive Safety In "The New Yorker"
Recent high-profile product liability lawsuits against automotive manufactures have captured national attention.
United States
26 May 2015
China Proposes New Restriction Of Hazardous Substance ("RoHS") Requirements For Electronics Manufacturers
Do you manufacture electrical and electronic products, parts or components? Do you manage manufacturing design for such products? Do you oversee Chinese suppliers manufacturing such products?
20 May 2015
Privileges Can Help Manufacturers In Product Liability Litigation, But Beware
The self-critical analysis privilege protects only the results of candid assessments of the company’s compliance with laws and regulations.
United States
31 Mar 2015
Regulation Of Chemicals In Consumer Products On The Rise
In recent years, manufacturers have seen a marked increase in state regulation of chemicals in consumer products.
United States
13 Mar 2015
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