July 27, 2017 - CPSC, Product Liability

Shift In CPSC Leadership Means More Changes To Come

At the midpoint of 2017, we look back on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s activity under the new administration, including how recalls and penalties stack up against previous years, new focal points for safety initiatives and enforcement and an interesting development from the …›

CPSC to Consider New Magnet Set Safety Standards Following 10th Circuit Decision in Zen Magnets

We have entered the next chapter in the ongoing saga of the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (“CPSC”) regulation of high-powered, small, rare earth magnet sets (“SREMS”).[1]  On March 1, 2017, CPSC met and unanimously approved removing the Magnet Sets Safety Standard from the Code …›

March 22, 2016 - CPSC

CPSC Pledges Higher Penalties

Earlier this month, CPSC Chair Elliot Kaye told regulators, industry, and lawyers about the CPSC’s priorities for the coming year. At the top of the list were increased civil penalties for failure to report potentially hazardous products. Kaye stressed the need for more severe consequences …›

January 14, 2016 - CPSC, Consumer Products

CPSC Launches “Regulatory Robot”

Businesses face a daunting task when attempting to comply with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) reporting requirements.  In an effort to simplify and streamline the process for consumer products providers, CPSC recently launched a “Regulatory Robot” designed “to guide you through . …›

Pay Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain: DOJ Memorandum Adds Further Weight to CPSC Enforcement Efforts Against Corporate Officers

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) recently issued a memorandum to various enforcement agencies. The memorandum, available here, focuses on holding individuals accountable for corporate fraud and misconduct.[1] The DOJ has already shown it means business. Just days after the memorandum was published, …›