A Look At Recent Developments At The CPSC

Law360, New York (June 25, 2012, 1:11 PM EDT) -- A concern about imported goods that did not meet U.S. regulatory standards led to a complete revamping of the scope and authority of the Consumer Products Safety Commission by Congress in 2008. This legislative action (the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act or “CPSIA”) was spurred partly by the influx of a large number of children’s products found to contain excessive levels of lead.

Under the new regime, the list of products potentially subject to CPSC regulation was expanded, potential fines and penalties significantly enhanced, and a...
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