CPSC Gets Its Regulatory Fire Back

Law360, New York (August 5, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Consumer Product Safety Commission has been granted temporary authority to exercise its full regulatory power despite the fact that the agency is still missing one commissioner. The authority, which will only last for six months, was issued as a provision of a homeland security bill, signed into law by President Bush on Friday.

By law, the agency is required to have a quorum of three commissioners in order to vote on product safety enforcement issues. The CPSC has been without its requisite third commissioner since...
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