Cases & Deals

U.S. electric appliance manufacturer complies with Japanese product safety requirements

Clients U.S. electric appliance manufacturer

Jones Day advised a U.S.-based electric appliance company after the result of a test by Japan's Electrical Safety & Environment Technology Laboratories (JET) indicated two products manufactured by the company did not meet the applicable standards of the Electrical Appliance and Material Safety Act. We reported to METI based on the Act, confirmed with METI there was no requirement to recall the relevant appliances, and advised our client to scrap its stock and redesign the appliances. The client ultimately received confirmation of technical standards compliance from JET.