Shipping suspect batteries and facilitating recalls – When it is suspected that a
lithium battery may pose safety risk whether it is the result of design,
manufacturing issues, potential abuse, or unauthorized repair, it is critical
to get to the root cause of the issue.
You may need to transport the batteries to a facility capable of conducting an analysis. You may need to have consumers, retail facilities, or distribution centers ship them to an appropriate location. In some cases they may need to be shipped for recycling or disposal. Shipping potentially damaged batteries is challenging because the regulations are complex and vary depending on whether you are shipping domestically or internationally.
Hazmat Safety Cosulting can assist to develop a plan for your company.
HSC’s Bob Richard has served as an expert witness in a variety of cases related to both criminal and civil litigation. He has provided technical reports, depositions and trial testimony that have assisted clients in reaching favorable settlements and in several instances without any violations, penalties or negative judgements.
Bob Richard bases his opinions on years of experience serving in various roles within the Department of Transportation’s Office of Hazardous Materials Safety where he served as a senior executive leading the regulatory agency responsible for the safe transportation of hazardous materials as well as his experience providing dangerous goods regulatory assistance to customers worldwide. His experience as a regulator and a consultant to numerous companies involved in handling, storing and transporting hazardous materials provides him an unapparelled ability to provide expert witness advise and testimony. He is able to explain the intent of the regulations and how industry applies them in practice.
He has assisted numerous clients with enhancing compliance by conducting compliance audits, classifying hazardous materials, interpreting regulatory requirements, developing training programs and operations manuals and assisting them with navigating the complexities of the domestic and international transport regulations. He has served as a court appointed independent compliance monitor for a company that was charged with a criminal violation of the hazardous materials regulations.
In this role, he was responsible for auditing compliance and submitting biannual reports to the prosecutor related to the company’s compliance program.