The Deputization Of State AGs Under CPSIA

Law360, New York (December 12, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- In August 2008, the president signed into law the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (the “Improvement Act”).

This legislation, which in large part was a reaction to an avalanche of recalls of children’s products of the last several years (mostly imported from China and the Far East), had an immediate and dramatic effect on the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (“CPSC”) regulation of consumer products.

That dramatic effect is guaranteed to continue, as the CPSC rolls out specific rules that implement the Improvement Act....
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