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CPSC Round-Up: Buerkle Confirmation Hearing, Landmark Civil Penalty Ruling, and Partisan Action on Flame Retardants

Posted in Consumer Product Safety, Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), CPSC Civil Penalties

Over the past few weeks, there have been many key goings-on related to the CPSC and its Commissioners. Chairman Buerkle’s Confirmation Hearing and Committee Vote First, on September 27, 2017, Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle sat for a confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. At the beginning of the hearing,… Continue Reading

CPSC Files Suit for Second Time in Three Months against a Company for Alleged Failure to Timely Report Defective Product

Posted in Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), CPSC Civil Penalties, CPSC Enforcement Actions, Litigation, Product Liability

On Wednesday of last week, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that a complaint has been filed in federal court against Spectrum Brands, Inc. (Spectrum).  Notably, this is the second case in the past three months brought by the government in federal court against a company for an alleged… Continue Reading

CPSC Announces Forman Mills Civil Penalty and Compliance Program

Posted in Consumer Product Safety, Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), CPSC Civil Penalties, CPSC Enforcement Actions, Litigation, Retailer Product Safety

For the first time in nearly a year, a unanimous U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) announced that a company will pay a hefty civil penalty and enact a strict compliance program to resolve allegations regarding its reporting practices.  This announcement comes almost one year after three similarly structured civil penalties were levied by the… Continue Reading