CPSC Seeks Tougher Safety Rules for Imports

Law360, New York (July 13, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is reportedly considering strengthening regulations governing imported products, responding to a rash of recalls.

The rules might include enforcing standards that are now voluntary, requiring closer inspection of products entering the United States, and harsher penalties against companies that import potentially dangerous products, the New York Times reported Friday.

New regulations would require approval from Congress before being implemented.

A representative from the CPSC could not be immediately reached for comment Friday.

Imports of product made in China have been...
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