CPSI's New 'Administrative' Provisions

Law360, New York (August 22, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Recent news reports about the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (the "Act"), PL 110-314, 2008 HR 4040 (August 14, 2008) (Westlaw), have focused heavily on significant new rules for manufacturers and importers of toys and children's products, such as the phase-out of lead used in children's toys.

These provisions are important, but for most manufacturers the lasting and significant impact of the Act may lie elsewhere. Under the headings of "Administrative Improvements" and "Enhanced Enforcement Authority," the Act heralds an era of substantially increased...
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