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Consumer Product Safety Commission & Regulatory Compliance

At Miles & Stockbridge, we understand that it is often in our clients’ best interests to catch product safety issues before they can become a high-stakes problem. Our lawyers closely monitor industry developments and maintain a deep and current understanding of the sometimes evolving requirements of the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and its related federal and state laws and regulations.

We are able to counsel our clients—manufacturers, distributors and retailers alike—regarding the complex maze of compliance, and our experience includes the full range of services a high-caliber product safety practice can offer:

  • evaluation of CPSC reporting requirements and preparing and filing reports,
  • worldwide recall coordination,
  • company compliance programs and policies,
  • responses to federal investigations (including negotiation of consent agreements and civil penalties),
  • oversight of CPSC Freedom of Information Act requests and collection of company data,
  • product labeling and warning requirements regulated by the CPSC (as well as American National Standards Institute guidelines regarding safety alert symbols, appropriate signal wording and descriptions of product hazards), and
  • compliance with other relevant federal statutes (such as childproofing requirements of the Poison Prevention Packaging Act and standards applied under the Federal Hazardous Substance Act).

We are also one of few firms with actual experience litigating issues with the CPSC, both in federal court and before administrative law judges.

With Miles & Stockbridge’s extensive experience in products liability trial law, our team is well-versed regarding the potential impacts CPSC investigations, documents and filings can have on litigation, and advise clients on effective coordination of regulatory or litigation risks their products may encounter in the course of their business endeavors.