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April 12, 2016 - Consumer Products, CPSC

Definitely Not Zen – Magnets Attract Unprecedented Action from CPSC

The last weeks of March brought us two interesting and seemingly contradictory opinions that show the many tools that the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has at its disposal to enforce its own regulations. These orders also demonstrate that CPSC will not hesitate to deploy resources and engage in simultaneous avenues of enforcement when it views violations as particularly egregious. In the ongoing saga of high-powered, small, rare earth magnet sets (SREMS), CPSC showed its resolve by pursuing an offensive enforcement campaign in both litigation and administrative forums.