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. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, this is the “first-ever criminal prosecution for failure to report under the Consumer Product Safety Act.”

Click here to read the full Law360 article written by Holly Drumheller Butler and Dwight Stone about a recent DOJ indictment for violating the CPSA through late reporting and misrepresentations - plus, how companies can avoid both criminal and civil penalties.

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