Wednesday, December 31, 2008

CPSC files suit for late reporting

The Consumer Protection and Safety Commission has been pretty much an irrelevant agency for years. It rarely tries to fine companies for late reporting safety issues to them and in over 35 years of existence, the CPSC has done sued manufacturers only a handful of times. The Product Liability Professors' Blog reports today that on December 23, 2008, the CPSC filed suit in the USDC of Minnesota against Wagner Spray Tech. The complaint is available here. As posted below, although it is not clear that the CPSC will become more aggressive in its approach to enforcement of safety regulations, there are high expectations regarding the future of this agency under the new administration.

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