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Breaking: Republican Commissioner Mohorovic Departing the CPSC; Acting Chairman Buerkle Now Sole Republican in 3-1 Democratic Majority

Posted in Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

This morning at the CPSC’s public hearing Commissioner Joe Mohorovic announced that he would be resigning from his position as a Commissioner, effective Friday, October 20th. Mohorovic announced that he would be joining the law firm Dentons. While Acting Chairman Buerkle remains at the helm of the agency, Mohorovic’s absence will mean an unprecedented Democratic… 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

E-Cigarette Makers Contending with New CPSC and FDA Regulations

Posted in Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), Federal Regulations, Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

Products like e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) have been under intense scrutiny in recent years from public health officials, legislators at all levels of government, and many other interested parties, including dozens of plaintiffs in lawsuits stemming from battery explosions and other injuries.  Newly enacted Federal requirements for ENDS and their components and parts… Continue Reading

CPSC Major ‘Repair Program’ Is Not Labeled A ‘Recall’

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

[This article originally appeared on Law360 on August 7, 2015 and updates our prior post on this CPSC corrective action] On July 22, 2015, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and major furniture company IKEA jointly announced a “repair program” to address the serious and complex hazard of furniture tip-over posed by 27 million chests… Continue Reading

Shifting CPSC Recall Landscape? Agency Announces Major “Repair Program” that is not Labeled a “Recall”

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

Yesterday the CPSC and major furniture company IKEA jointly announced a “repair program” to address the serious and complex hazard of furniture tip over posed by 27 million chests and dressers sold by the company. The repair program offers free wall anchoring repair kits so consumers can secure the chests and dressers to the wall… Continue Reading

Cloture Filed on Adler Nomination; Burgess Named Subcommittee Chairman

Posted in Consumer Product Safety, U.S. Congress

Yesterday evening, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) filed cloture on the re-nomination of Robert Adler to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  If cloture is invoked—meaning three-fifths of the full Senate, or 60 votes, supports the attempt for cloture (assuming the “nuclear option” is not used)—the Senate will proceed to… Continue Reading

CPSC Focusing on Three Areas for Reduction of CPSIA Testing Burdens

Posted in Consumer Product Safety, Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), Federal Regulations, Manufacturer Product Safety, Private Labeler Product Safety, Retailer Product Safety, U.S. Congress

At their April Senate confirmation hearing, both incoming CPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye and Commissioner Joe Mohorovic pledged to Senator John Thune (R-SD) to submit plans for reducing third party testing burdens within 60 days of confirmation. Rather than send separate plans, Kaye and Mohorovic submitted a joint letter to Senator Thune recently made public on… Continue Reading