CPSC Finalizes New Database After Fierce Debate

Law360, New York (November 24, 2010, 1:12 PM EST) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Wednesday gave final approval to a new consumer product safety database, following a testy exchange between the commissioners over who should be permitted to submit incident reports and how they should be verified and published.

CPSC commissioners split along party lines in a 3-2 vote to finalize a rule implementing the new database, authorized by Congress in the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008.

CPSC Chairwoman Inez Tenenbaum voted in favor of finalizing the rule to create the...
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