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Seasoned Litigator Nominated to Replace Commissioner Robinson and Establish Republican Majority at CPSC

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

Today, President Trump announced his nomination of Dana Baiocco to be a Republican Commissioner on the Consumer Product Safety Commission. If confirmed, Ms. Baiocco would take the seat of Commissioner Robinson, whose term expires on October 26, 2017. Baiocco is a well-known litigator and partner at Jones Day in Boston, Massachusetts. She is also familiar… Continue Reading

Hot CPSC Jurisdictional Issues: Does the CPSC Have Regulatory Authority Over Amusement Park Rides and Guns?

Posted in Consumer Product Safety, Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), CPSC Product Recalls, Federal Regulations, State Product Safety Laws, State Regulations, U.S. Congress

In the wake of two tragic amusement park ride accidents in Kansas and Tennessee, and the ongoing political debate in America over gun safety issues, we felt it timely to help answer a question that continues to be asked in the media: does the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have the authority to address… Continue Reading

CPSC Civil Penalties: A Divide Along Party Lines

Posted in Consumer Product Safety, Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), CPSC Civil Penalties, CPSC Enforcement Actions, Litigation, U.S. Congress

This article originally appeared on Law360 on June 14, 2016 and provides additional analysis to our prior posts on civil penalties. This past March, while speaking at a Consumer Federation of America luncheon, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Chairman Elliot Kaye stated that he “was pleased to announce” that the agency had secured a $15.45 million civil penalty. Commissioner Joe Mohorovic,… Continue Reading

CPSC Reaches Second Civil Penalty Agreement in As Many Weeks; Sunbeam Products to Pay $4.5 Million to Resolve Late Reporting Allegations

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

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is set to announce yet another civil penalty settlement.  Sunbeam Products d/b/a Jarden Consumer Solutions (Sunbeam or the Company) has agreed to pay a $4.5 million civil penalty to resolve charges that it knowingly failed to immediately report certain defects and an unreasonably risk of serious injury involving… Continue Reading

Former CPSC Chairman Brown Expresses Concern over CPSC’s Voluntary Recalls Rule

Posted in Consumer Product Safety, Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), CPSC Product Recalls, Voluntary Recalls

Former CPSC Chairman Ann Brown recently sent a letter to the leaders of the CPSC’s congressional oversight committee asking for them to “urge the Commission to consider its proposed [voluntary recalls] rule carefully and to assure that it does not adversely affect CPSC’s Fast Track Recall Program.” As we’ve previously written, some aspects of the proposed… Continue Reading

Elliot Kaye Nominated as New Chairman of the CPSC

Posted in Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), U.S. Congress

The long awaited announcement of a new CPSC Chairman is finally here. After more than a year of speculation and intrigue, the search ended right where it started today when President Obama announced that Elliot Kaye is his nominee to become the next Chairman of the CPSC. Having previously served with Elliot in former Chairman… Continue Reading

Chairman Tenenbaum Departing CPSC — Commissioner Adler Will Serve as Acting Chairman

Posted in Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), CPSC Enforcement Actions, U.S. Congress

In February of this year, CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum announced that she would not seek a second term as Chairman of the agency. This morning she announced that she would be leaving the CPSC at the end of November. In addition, Commissioner Nancy Nord will end her term as a Commissioner on October 26th. The CPSC will therefore have… Continue Reading

Senate Confirms Two New CPSC Commissioners—What it Means for Them, You, and CPSC

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

On June 27th, the U.S. Senate confirmed Marietta Robinson and Ann Marie Buerkle as new CPSC Commissioners. Robinson was first nominated in 2012 and participated in a hearing before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on May 10, 2012. Buerkle was nominated in late May of this year and confirmed by the Senate… Continue Reading