The Times Are Changing At The CPSC

Law360, New York (March 14, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Created in 1973, the Consumer Products Safety Commission (“CPSC”) was established to protect the public “against unreasonable risks of injuries associated with consumer products.”[1]

Recently, the CPSC has come under fire for failing to adequately protect consumers from unsafe products.

In the wake of multiple high-profile recalls of childrens’ toys and other products containing toxic amounts of lead, lawmakers have debated several options that will give this watchdog agency more power and resources.

On Dec. 19, 2007, the United States House of Representatives unanimously passed the...
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