Looking Back At Another Very Active Year For The CPSC

Law360, New York (January 4, 2016, 3:10 PM EST) -- John C. Celeste

Alicia N. Ritchie As we predicted in our Law360 article back in January (What's Past is Prologue for CPSC in 2015, Jan. 5, 2015), the trend of increased civil penalties and enforcement actions by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission continued in 2015, and ended up with it being a record setting year.

CPSC Civil Penalties and Settlements

The basis for the imposition of civil penalties by the CPSC is found in Section 15(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA), which requires manufacturers, retailers and importers to report immediately (within 24 hours) to the CPSC if they obtain...

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