5 Years Later, The Law That Saved The CPSC

Law360, New York (August 14, 2013, 6:26 PM ET) -- Five years after Congress passed the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act in response to a scandal over lead-tainted children's toys, the Consumer Product Safety Commission credits the law with rescuing the once beleaguered agency, and lawyers say the consumer product practice area has bloomed.

Since the law was passed in 2008, the CPSC has seen its staff increase by about 50 percent, to around 540, and its budget almost double to $114 million. And the commission has taken almost 100 new actions mandated by the act, which regulates...
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