CPSC Proposes Making Voluntary Recall Agreements Binding

Law360, New York (November 14, 2013, 7:27 PM EST) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Wednesday proposed requiring companies to adhere to the voluntary recall plans they negotiate with the agency or face court action, a move that one commissioner criticized as a “momentous shift” from the rule intended by agency staff.

Three of the agency's four commissioners voted in favor of a notice of proposed rulemaking, unveiled by CPSC staff in September, that aims to standardize the notices issued by companies during a voluntary recall.

In so doing, the trio approved an amendment...
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