President Nominates New CPSC Chairman


On March 27, 2014, President Obama nominated Elliot F. Kaye as the new Chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
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CPSC Publishes Federal Register Notice Regarding Proposed Changes to the Section 6(b) Disclosure Rules


As mentioned in this blog back on January 31, 2014, the Commission has now published notice in the Federal Register regarding proposed...
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New CPSC Program Publishes Letters of Advice on CPSC Web Site


During his keynote address at the recent ICPHSO Annual Meeting, CPSC Acting Chairman, Robert S. Adler, announced what was a little known addition to the CPSC web site. Beginning with letters issued during the fiscal year 2013...
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Design for Risk Avoidance


As regular readers of the Product Safety Blog are well aware, dealing with the CPSC can be a stressful experience, to say the least.  The best way to do that is to avoid as many product risks as possible. Designing products to avoid risks is not something lawyers or regulators know much about.  Luckily, your design engineers and product developers have many tools they can use.  What lawyers and business leaders need to do is to encourage them to look for potential product risks and design th...
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CPSC Rulemaking on Recalls


Much has been written about the notice of proposed rulemaking issued by the CPSC in which the agency has proposed an interpretive rule...
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CPSC Holds Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Updates to Section 6(b) Disclosure Rules


On Friday, January 24, 2014, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission held both public and private meetings...
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CPSC Releases Draft Regulations for Recall Notices, Changes in Voluntary Corrective Action Plans


We wrote recently (here and here) about CPSC actions to enact regulations providing guidance...
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Directors and Officers Insurance Coverage for Regulatory / Adjudicative Proceedings


In light of developments in a recent CPSC proceeding, In the Matter of Maxfield and Oberton Holdings, LLC...
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Proposed Voluntary Recall Notice Guidance Approved


On November 13, 2013, the CPSC approved proposed guidance for voluntary recall notices.
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Fourth Circuit Hears Oral Argument in CPSC Database Case


On Thursday, October 31, 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit heard oral arguments in Company Doe v. Public Citizen, No. 12-2209 (4th Cir.), which is the appeal of Company Doe v. Tenenbaum, Civil Action No. 8:11 cv 02958 AW (D. Md.) (See our October 25, 2012, January 14, 2013 and January 17, 2013 blog posts for full background on the case).  Briefly, in October 2012 the United States District Court for the District of Maryland enjoined the CPSC from publishing what it...
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