CPSC Proposal Risks Delaying Recalls, Alienating Companies

Law360, New York (November 15, 2013, 8:50 PM EST) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's surprise proposal to make voluntary recall agreements legally binding isn't the yawn-inducing "tweak" the agency's future leader makes it out to be, experts say: The measure is likely to drive up attorney involvement in recalls and keep potentially dangerous products on shelves and in homes longer.

Commissioner Robert Adler, who will take over as acting CPSC chairman at the end of the month, moved Wednesday to insert the measure in a notice of proposed rulemaking that lays out guidelines for...
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