Strategies For The CPSC Database Of Reports Of Harm

Law360, New York (May 28, 2010, 12:40 PM EDT) -- The Consumer Product Safety Commission recently published notice of an intent to issue regulations concerning a searchable database of incident reports on consumer products. The CPSC has for several decades maintained an agency database similar in nature to the searchable database, but information from that agency database could only be released pursuant to the Freedom of Information procedure. The CPSC searchable database is a requirement of the bipartisan Consumer Protection Safety Improvement Act of 2008.

The CPSC searchable database substantially increases the stakes of incident reporting...
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