Surge In Recalls Highlights Weaknesses At CSPC

Law360, New York (October 10, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A recent slew of high-profile recalls has prompted calls for legislation that would give a shot in the arm to the faltering federal watchdog meant to police consumer goods, but experts say fixing the Consumer Product Safety Commission will take much more than a Band-Aid approach.

The CPSC Reform Act of 2007 (S.2045), introduced by Sen. Mark L. Pryor (D-Ark.) in September, would revamp the agency by funneling hundreds of millions of dollars over the next decade toward increasing the number of full-time personnel and modernizing...
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