Monday, April 13, 2009
Article on Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act
Here is a link to an article in today's National Law Journal on the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act. It starts like this: "The lawmaking process is normally where heated debate and lobbying over a wanna-be law take place. When that wanna-be becomes law by overwhelming vote margins and a presidential signature, the heat normally dissipates. But there is nothing normal, yet, about the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act.Products liability defense lawyers call it a mess. Consumer lawyers say it's a success. And as they duke it out in press releases, blog posts, rallies and other avenues, businesses — from at-home handcrafters to large toy makers — are flooding the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) with requests for guidance on, or exemptions from, the new law's demands."