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March 20, 2024 - Consumer Products, CPSC, Product Liability

CPSC at ICPHSO: Office of Compliance Activity

This second installment of our series highlights CPSC’s Office of Compliance Activity and continued aggressive enforcement efforts.

Multiple presenters emphasized CPSC’s continued aggressive enforcement. Commenters frequently repeated the statistic that CPSC obtained over $52 million in civil penalties in its fiscal year 2023. Further, since January 2021, CPSC has settled 11 civil penalty investigations, for a combined total of over $100 million. Jana Fong-Swamidoss, Chief of Staff to CPSC Chair Alexander Hoehn-Saric, explained that this trend is consistent with CPSC’s view that it is an enforcement agency and not just a regulator.

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