The Road To Recall: Evaluating Substantial Product Hazards

Law360, New York (January 26, 2017, 12:05 PM EST) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is the regulatory agency responsible for protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury and death associated with consumer products. According to the Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) and Child Safety Protection Act (CSPA), manufacturers, importers, distributors and retailers of all consumer products, including children's products,[1] have an ongoing obligation to report potential product defects to the CPSC.[2] See 15 U.S.C. § 2064(b).

Reporting a potential defect, however, does not necessarily mean that the CPSC will require a recall of the product or other corrective measures. Rather, the CPSC may order corrective actions...

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