Corrective Labeling — What To Do When Your Law Label Has a Mistake

Feb 21st, 2024 Guides

Mistakes happen, even in the world of compliance. If you discover that your product’s law label has an error or incorrect information on it, it can open you up to serious consequences.

Fortunately, adhesive cover-up labels can solve the issue of incorrect law labels. Read on to learn about common law label mistakes, the risks of those errors, and how adhesive cover-up labels can help you achieve compliance.

Does my product need a corrective label?

If your law label contains incorrect information about your product or the companies involved in manufacturing or selling it, then you need a corrective label.

Here are common issues with law labels that require an adhesive cover-up label:

  • Address change
  • Incorrect URN or RN
  • Incorrect filling materials or percentages
  • Non-compliant formatting
  • Non-compliant additions to the label

    • Company logo
    • Phone number
    • Website

What is the risk if my law label has a mistake on it?

Incorrect labels can mean much more than a slap on the wrist. If your law label has incorrect information on it, you are putting your product and your organization at serious risk.

Incorrect law labels can cause:

  • Major shipping delays, if caught before the product reaches the market
  • Fines or stop sales, if caught after the product reaches the market
  • Damaged relationships with retailers

What can I do to correct my incorrect law label?

If your law label has incorrect information on it, you do not necessarily need to start from scratch. American Law Label can help you acquire adhesive cover-up labels that stick to your existing label and present accurate information about your product.

Step 1: Law label audit and design

The first step is to determine the extent of the errors on your existing label. American Law Label’s team of experts will audit your label and create new compliant artwork.

Step 2: Submission

Next, American Law Label will submit your old label and the new, corrected artwork to regulatory agencies across the U.S.

Step 3: Variances

In addition to the labels, five agencies require approved variances. American Law Label will file the necessary paperwork in Connecticut, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island and the City of Detroit.

Step 4: Ohio lab testing

Along with the variance paperwork and labels, Ohio requires a lab test confirming the filling material and percentages from an approved lab. American Law Label will help you submit the necessary materials for testing.

Step 5: Printing

Once the regulatory agencies have approved the variance paperwork, we can begin printing your adhesive labels. Print jobs can be shipped in 3 to 4 business days following approval.

What happens once I have my corrective labels?

Once you have your corrective labels in hand and variance approval to apply them, your production team can take action. They will cover up the incorrect sewn-in labels by applying the adhesive label directly on top of them.

It’s important to note that the adhesive label must be applied directly to the existing label, and not applied to the product itself. Several states do not accept adhesive labels that are applied directly to the product, so ensure that your production team follows these instructions carefully.

Correct your law label with American Law Label

When you find yourself with an incorrect law label, turn to the experts at American Law Label. We can print an adhesive cover-up label for your product, file for a variance and navigate additional lab testing on your behalf.

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