The Increasing Importance Of Timely Reports To CPSC

Law360, New York (June 4, 2012, 1:44 PM EDT) -- Since the 2008 enactment of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), manufacturers, distributors, importers and retailers have noticed more aggressive enforcement of Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) regulations.

In 2011-2012, for example, companies faced intensified scrutiny and increased penalties for allegedly failing to timely report product defects under § 15(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA). 15 U.S.C. § 2064(b).

Now, more than ever, businesses need to understand the law and develop strong CPSC compliance programs.

The Changing Landscape

The CPSIA dramatically increased civil...
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