Now Is The Time To Re-Examine Compliance Programs

Law360, New York (June 6, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Bipartisan efforts are well under way in the U.S. Congress to make sweeping changes to the laws enforced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (the "CPSC"), the federal agency that regulates the safety of consumer products.

These efforts, prompted by last year's highly publicized recalls of tainted toys, will likely result in a more active and aggressive agency. In the last few months, the CPSC has increased both its surveillance activities and testing of suspect products.

Moreover, the CPSC has entered into agreements with various foreign...
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