CPSC Mulls Reforms To Recall System

Law360, New York (June 20, 2012, 3:09 PM EDT) -- Members of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission indicated Wednesday that they would consider establishing a tiered recall system that treated especially dangerous defects differently than problems that might warrant only a label change.

The agency's commissioners convened a public hearing in Bethesda, Md., to solicit input from consumer and industry groups regarding what the CPSC's priorities should be for the 2014 fiscal year.

Several panelists expressed concern about the recall system currently in place. The return rate for recalled products is too low, and the...
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