Nord Says CPSC May Have To Sue To Force Recalls

Law360, New York (October 24, 2013, 8:06 PM EDT) -- Nancy Nord, a commissioner of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission who is wrapping up her eight-year tenure on Friday, told Law360 that she worries the agency's increasingly combative relationship with industry could devolve to the point that the CPSC is forced to rely on litigation to secure recalls.

The CPSC had long been known for collaborating with the companies it regulates on recalls and other matters, but the agency has started to squander that reputation under outgoing Chairman Inez Tenenbaum, according to Nord, a Republican.The...
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