Watchdog Says CPSC Fails To Notify Public Promptly

Law360, New York (February 5, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A watchdog group has said the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission typically drags its feet for nearly seven months before notifying the public of a dangerous product.

Public Citizen released a report last week based on studying CPSC settlements in which the agency fined manufacturers for failing to promptly report hazardous products. The group said the agency waited an average of 209 days to notify the public after being told of a problem with a product.

The errant companies delayed notifying the CPSC for an average...
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