Shook Partner Alison Newstead has authored an article for Manufacturing Management discussing the effects of COVID-19 on recall plans. "As the pandemic landscape is constantly evolving, approaches to recall action are likely to need to vary across states and between international jurisdictions," Newstead explains. "Strategies are likely to need to be re-evaluated and re-formulated as Covid-19 hotspots change."
Newstead offers a list of considerations that manufacturers can consult to determine if they are ready in the event of a recall. "The fluctuating Covid-19 situation across the globe is likely to make a consistent approach to carrying out a recall more complex and costly," she concludes. "However, companies can still manage a recall effectively by having a solid recall plan in place and being aware of the additional practical challenges posed by Covid-19."