Product Safety and Product Liability
Complex technical products involve safety risks. If a safety risk is found in a product or has even already caused damage, there is not only a lot at stake for a manufacturer financially, but his reputation may also be at risk. We support you in minimizing damage in every way.
THE SPECIALISTS AT TCI RECHTSANWÄLTE FOR Product Safety and Product Liability ARE
How we work
- We provide comprehensive advice before product safety problems or product liability incidents arise: risk assessment and minimization
- We provide integrated advisory services that incorporate PR issues and take your company’s interests and economic factors into account
- We are experienced in dealing with technical norms and standards
- We have comprehensive experience in handling cross-border product recalls and product liability cases in cooperation with foreign attorneys
- We work efficiently and always have your costs in view
- Whereever possible, we work completely digitally and paperless
How we excel
- Special expertise in product safety and product liability cases involving a complex technical background
- We make a point of directly communicating with your engineers and technicians
- We learn how your products work.
- We familiarize ourselves with the technical facts underlying the case.
- We place particular emphasis on a clear account when presenting the technical issues and our legal conclusions to courts and arbitral tribunals.
- We not only explain the key technical issues to the court using words, but also with images, diagrams or videos.
What we can do for you
- Provide risk management advice on product liability issues
- Advise on developing contingency and emergency plans
- Represent your interests before product safety authorities
- Advise on how to coordinate and implement E.U. and global product recalls
- Assist in preparing materials for and relating to product recalls (standard letters, newspaper advertisements, website design, POS information displays, press releases)
- Advise and represent you in recourse disputes between suppliers and manufacturers with respect to the reimbursement of product recall costs
- Conduct litigation before German courts
- Conduct mediation proceedings in Germany and abroad (both as counsel and as mediator)
- Assist in litigation before foreign courts in close cooperation with foreign law firms
Our members have experience in the following areas (selection)
- Advisors to a manufacturer of electrical components on product safety and declarations of conformity
- Advice on product compliance of POS payment terminals
- Advisors to several fitness equipment manufacturers on regulatory product safety requirements prior to product launch, including revisions to user instructions and product descriptions
- Advice on the use of artificial intelligence (AI)
- Advisors and counsel to a manufacturer of chemicals on the coordination and implementation of a worldwide product recall, including representation against the product safety authority and against the supplier for reimbursement of recall costs
- Advisors and counsel to a foreign hardware manufacturer in connection with a complaint by the product safety authority that limit values in accordance with RoHS had been exceeded
- Advisors to a medical products distributor regarding CE labeling
- Advisors and counsel to a U.S. electronics company for the coordination and implementation of an E.U. product recall
- Advisors and counsel to a U.S. software manufacturer in a dispute over data loss
- Advisors and counsel to an automotive supplier in a dispute over the cause of damage
- Advisors and counsel to an automotive supplier in a dispute over the reimbursement of recall costs