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COMPLIMENTARY Webinar: The Role of Misuse in Consumer Product Safety
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COMPLIMENTARY Webinar: The Role of Misuse in Consumer Product Safety

 Export to Your Calendar 9/24/2020
When: September 24, 2020
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Where: Webinar
United States
Contact: Sandra Wulf

Online registration is available until: 9/24/2020
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The Role of Misuse in Consumer Product Safety

The role of product misuse, or consumer use in ways not intended or sanctioned by a manufacturer, has different significance when considered for regulation or the common law model. What role does misuse play in federal consumer product safety regulation? Are there limitations, and what can manufacturers do to mitigate product liability and regulatory exposure?”

Attorneys attending this program will learn:

  • How the role of consumer misuse in product liability law differs from federal product safety law
  • The role of causation in product liability law contrasted with federal product safety law
  • Case law supporting prospective and retrospective federal action to address consumer misuse of products
  • Contrasting the role of consumer misuse in federal rule-making with recalls
  • Limitations of consumer misuse predicating CPSC action
  • Product safety management techniques to minimize or mitigate product liability and regulatory risk

Featured Speaker

Joseph P. Mohorovic, CPSM
Senior Managing Consultant

Joe Mohorovic is a Senior Managing Consultant in ESi’s Safety and Risk Assessment Practice Group. He specializes in adverse event analysis, regulatory compliance counseling, expert testimony, and dispute resolution. Mr. Mohorovic has a distinguished background as an executive and public servant, operating at the intersection of business and government, culminating in his service as a Commissioner on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) during the Obama and Trump administrations. A board-certified product safety expert, Joe brings real-world product safety experience and insider’s knowledge in both the private and public sectors.

Continuing Legal Education Credit 

Credit has been approved with the MCLE Board of the Supreme Court of Illinois for 1.0 General CLE credit.


Our sincere thanks to ESi for their sponsorship of this event!