CPSC Republicans Attack Product Safety Database

Law360, New York (August 2, 2012, 8:23 PM EDT) -- Republicans on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Thursday blasted the agency's public safety database — currently under attack by an anonymous company in federal court — with one insinuating that plaintiffs attorneys use it to secretly build up cases against product makers.

The CPSC operates a database, saferproducts.gov, to which consumers, government agencies and others can submit reports of injury or death caused by a product. An anonymous company sued the CPSC in October to stop it from listing a complaint about one of the company's products in the database, saying it was not based on any factual evidence....

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