Recall Delays Could Lead To Large Fines, Lawsuits

Law360, New York (August 9, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- With the recent rash of product recalls over Chinese-made goods, more and more American importers and distributors have been forced to face the question of when to put in a call to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. But when it comes to reporting a potential safety issue over an imported product, the worst thing a company can do is drag its feet, say product liability experts.

“There are no upsides to not reporting, there are only downsides, and the downsides can be severe,” said James...
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