Senate Confirms Commissioner Adler for Second Term

Posted: December 4th, 2014 by Tim Mullin in CPSC Issues

On December 2, 2014, the United States Senate confirmed sitting Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Commissioner Robert Adler for a second term.  The largely party line vote was 53 to 44, reflecting the controversy over his time as acting chairman.  His first term expired in October, and he was in the one year holdover period. Read more…

Meijer Pays Large Civil Penalty for alleged Distribution of Recalled Products by Third Party

Posted: September 23rd, 2014 by Tim Mullin in CPSC Issues, Recalls

On September 17, 2014, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) announced a $2 million penalty settlement reached with Meijer over CPSC allegations that Meijer failed to police a third-party vendor retained to dispose of products in Meijer’s inventory that were recalled by the product manufacturers.  Meijer denied the allegations, arguing that it reasonably relied uponRead more…

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Kaye and Mohorovic Confirmed as CPSC Commissioners

Posted: July 29th, 2014 by Tim Mullin in CPSC Issues

On July 28, 2014, the Senate confirmed Elliot F. Kaye (see our blog post here on the nomination) as the new Chairman of the CPSC.  He will be sworn in this week and replace Robert S. Adler, who has been Acting Chairman.  The Senate also confirmed Joseph P. Mohorovic, whose nomination had been pending since NovemberRead more…

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CPSC “Adopts” New Monthly Progress Report Form

Posted: June 23rd, 2014 by Tim Mullin in CPSC Issues, Recalls

The CPSC recently adopted a new monthly progress report form.  Monthly progress reports are filed by companies for about a year after recalls are announced to allow CPSC staff to assess the effectiveness of the recall. The new form has some benefits.  The old form was hardly intuitive, and the new form is easier toRead more…

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