Beefed-Up CPSC Making Itself Known To Importers

Law360, New York (October 4, 2010, 12:47 PM EDT) -- Since mid-June, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has begun issuing detention notices directly to importers for possible violations of its laws and regulations. The CPSC’s new procedures result from Congress’ passage of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, as well as a significantly increased budget authorization, from $80 million to $136 million, by 2014.

Passage of the CPSIA followed a rash of health and safety problems associated with imported Chinese goods, particularly children’s toys containing lead paint.

Previously, U.S. Customs and Border Protection had issued...
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