Ringing In 2010: The CPSIA Past, Present And Future

Law360, New York (January 19, 2010, 3:48 PM EST) -- The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act became law on Aug. 14, 2008. Since that time, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s implementation of the CPSIA has been a series of zig-zagging steps forward and backward, leaving many businesses scrambling to keep up with the changes and comply with the law.

The CPSIA has imposed new burdens on all businesses involved in the distribution of consumer products, not just those who manufacture, distribute or sell “children’s products.”

The CPSIA’s requirements, coupled with the increased budget for the...
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