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…

Buckyballs® Administrative Complaint is Settled

Posted: May 13th, 2014 by Tim Mullin in CPSC Issues

  The CPSC’s administrative complaint against the manufacturer of Buckyballs® should be well known to our readers (see our previous coverage here and here).  We are co-counsel to Mr. Zucker, the former managing member of Maxfield and Oberton who was sued by the CPSC under the responsible corporate officer doctrine, and we have been engaged withRead more…

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Fourth Circuit Rules in Consumer Groups’ Favor in CPSC Database Case

Posted: April 21st, 2014 by John Celeste in CPSC Issues, Database

On Wednesday, April 16, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit finally issued its highly-anticipated Opinion in the CPSC Database Case (Company Doe v. Public Citizen, No. 12-2209 (4th Cir.)) – overturning a lower court and ruling against “Company Doe.”  (See our October 25, 2012, January 14, 2013, January 17, 2013,Read more…

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President Nominates New CPSC Chairman

Posted: March 31st, 2014 by Tim Mullin in CPSC Issues

On March 27, 2014, President Obama nominated Elliot F. Kaye as the new Chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  Kaye would fill former Chairman Inez Moore Tenenbaum’s spot, and when confirmed his term would expire in October 2020. Kaye was with Chairman Tenenbaum from 2010 until she left the agency late last year.  HeRead more…

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