DOJ Indicts Executives for Violating CPSA Through Late Reporting and Misrepresentations — Plus, How Companies Can Avoid Both Criminal and Civil Penalties


On March 28, 2019, a federal grand jury indicted two executives for failing to timely report that the dehumidifiers their companies imported and distributed were known to catch fire.
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CPSC Publishes Semi-Annual Regulatory Agenda


As required by statute and Executive Order, the CPSC published its semi-annual regulatory agenda on June 11, 2018, which summarizes regulatory changes that the CPSC expects to develop or review over the course of the upcoming year.
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Peter Feldman Nominated as CPSC Commissioner; Confirmation Will Create Republican Majority on Commission


On June 4, President Trump nominated Peter Feldman as Commissioner of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
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Dana Baiocco Confirmed by Senate as CPSC Commissioner


The United States Senate recently confirmed former Jones Day litigator Dana Baiocco as the newest Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
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President Trump Re-Nominates Buerkle for CPSC Chairman and Baiocco for Commissioner


President Trump wasted no time in re-nominating CPSC Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle for permanent Chairman and for a second term as Commissioner of the agency.
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Senate Returns Buerkle and Baiocco Nominations to White House, While the Temporary 3-1 Democratic Majority on the Commission Continues


As previously reported here, Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle has been awaiting Senate confirmation as permanent Chairman of the CPSC, and Jones Day litigator Dana Baiocco has been awaiting confirmation as the replacement for Commissioner Marietta Robinson.
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CPSC Initiates Rulemaking to Ban Some Flame Retardants


In 2015, a group of consumer groups filed a petition with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) seeking to ban under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act the use of non-polymeric organohalogen flame retardants (“ORF”) from children’s products, furniture, mattresses and cases surrounding electronics.
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Third-Party Testing of Children's Products for Phthalates No Longer Required for Certain Plastics


The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”), by unanimous vote, has approved a final rule providing that seven plastics in children’s toys and child care articles will no longer require third-party testing because they do not exceed limits on phthalates.
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Dana Baiocco Nominated to Replace CPSC Commissioner Robinson


On September 21, 2017, President Trump nominated Dana Baiocco to replace Commissioner Marietta S. Robinson when her term at the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) expires on October 26.
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Home Depot Agrees to $5.7 Million Civil Penalty to Settle Allegations it Sold Recalled Products


The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) announced on August 29 it has provisionally agreed with Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. to a $5.7 million settlement of allegations that the retailer unlawfully sold recalled products over a four year period.
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