Toys, Food And Other Dangerous Products

Law360, New York (December 30, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Recalls of dangerous products – once consigned to the fine print in Consumer Reports – are making headlines these days. Although Fisher-Price and Mattel toys have received the most government attention, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (the federal agency with the strongest enforcement powers and the broadest mandate) has jurisdiction over countless other items ranging from kitchen appliances and electronic products to children’s sleepwear and adult exercise machines.

Much recent news has focused on proposed legislation to strengthen the CPSC. But the law already on...
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