CPSIA Changes Demand Proactive Compliance

Law360, New York (December 23, 2011, 5:07 PM EST) -- The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 significantly increased the Consumer Product Safety

Commission's power to regulate product hazards that pose a risk of harm to consumers. Among the major changes implemented by the CPSIA are (1) shorter deadlines for responding to the CPSC to prevent the commission from disclosing information publicly, (2) enhanced CPSC enforcement power, and (3) dramatic increases to the upper limits of the civil and criminal penalties that the CPSC can seek.

This article focuses on the third category of these...
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