A Change In The Product Safety Landscape

Law360, New York (November 3, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- On Aug. 14, 2008, President Bush signed into law the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (“CPSIA”). Enactment of the CPSIA was the result of an intense legislative and media focus on U.S. product safety regulations that lasted for over a year.

Although much of scrutiny was directed towards toys and children’s products, in fact the CPSIA dramatically changes the regulatory landscape for all consumer products, not just those used by children.

The CPSIA is complex legislation, amending the Consumer Product Safety Act, the Federal...
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