Commerce Fines Co. Over Unlicensed Straitjacket Exports

Law360, New York (July 12, 2012, 8:12 PM EDT) -- Humane Restraint Inc. agreed to pay $465,000 to settle allegations brought by the U.S. Department of Commerce that the company violated federal export regulations by shipping straitjackets and other restraints without proper authorization, according to an order published Monday.

Assistant Secretary of Commerce of Export Enforcement David Mills signed off on the agreement July 7, resolving claims that the company, which manufactures restraints used by law enforcement and medical providers, violated the Export Administration Act of 1979.

Under the terms of the settlement, Humane Restraint agreed...
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