Product Recall and Contamination insurance reimburses costs incurred to recall a product and replace it in the market place with a safe one. It also provides expert assistance and advice during this process.
Catlin is a market leader in Product Recall and Contamination insurance and our underwriters take a flexible approach when understanding clients’ needs.
Product recalls are occurring more frequently and often receive media attention. A poorly handled product recall can have a catastrophic impact upon brand reputation, an organisation’s assets and even their ability to continue trading.
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Coverage can include accidental contamination (up to USD25m / GBP12.5m) and malicious product tamper/product extortion (up to USD50m / GBP25m).
We also cover:
- recall costs
- pre-recall expenses
- Business Interruption / loss of gross profits
- rehabilitation costs
- third-party recall costs
- extortion demands.
Cover is on a ‘claims made’ basis.
Our clients fall into two categories.
1. Food & drink
- Manufacturers, processors, distributors and retailers of topical and ingestible products
- Food, beverage, restaurants, cosmetics, pharmaceutical (OTC), tobacco
2. Non food consumer goods
- Finished goods manufacturers of consumer products (not component parts).
- Toy and child-related products, sports and recreational equipment, household appliances, home electrical equipment, garden tools and products, packaging and containers, tools.
We are not able to cover component parts.
We look to insure clients with good risk management procedures in place. As part of the underwriting process we will commonly require copies of quality assurance manuals, recall plans, and crisis management plans.
We work with crisis consultants who are available to assist our policyholders. Consultants are introduced shortly after policy inception and, during a crisis, they can work on-site with the policyholder to help pinpoint the source of the contamination or outbreak.
In the event of a product recall most companies quickly find themselves immersed in a full scale crisis and our 24 hour crisis response line is available for help and advice.
Product Recall consultants
We work with several consultants to provide the best possible service.
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