In terms of product liability, globalization and the consolidation of sectors are leading to an increasing number of claims, which sometimes extend to several countries. In addition, the merger of companies and technologies increases exposure to risk, making it more difficult for manufacturers, distributors and suppliers to ensure they have product liability insurance in place.
To deal with this risk, there is a wide range of insurance policies that can be traded on a stand-alone basis. They range from insurance against the risks of product contamination, the recall of a pharmaceutical product, automobile, etc., to special coverage for restaurant chains, consumer goods, packaging companies and guarantees offered with the products.
For a decade, product safety has been widely promoted in the media and the potential impact of a product recall can be substantial. It can indeed lead to significant market share losses, damage your brand and your company's reputation, incur significant legal fees, not to mention repackaging and recovery costs.
European legal requirements and the lack of precise analyses on the main operational risks of your business can also affect your product portfolio.