AGs Ready To Flex Consumer Safety Muscle

Law360, New York (October 16, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In the wake of President Bush signing off on a sweeping overhaul of the consumer safety regime earlier this year, state attorneys general are poised to play a larger enforcement role as retailers and manufacturers struggle to make sense of the new law.

The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 was introduced in Congress this past spring in an effort to re-energize the U.S. Consumer Safety Product Commission and tamp down complaints that the commission was inadequately staffed and funded to enforce existing consumer product...
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