GAO Says CPSC Needs Chance To Work With Foreign Agencies

Law360, Chicago (December 20, 2012, 5:58 PM EST) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office said Thursday that the Consumer Product Safety Commission's inability to ink information-sharing agreements with its foreign counterparts could be preventing it from staying informed about new product hazards, and that a statutory amendment may be needed to fix the issue.

In a 57-page report evaluating the CPSC's authority and ability to stay informed about and address new risks posed by consumer products, the GAO said the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 gives that agency the freedom to disclose information...
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