Tag Archives: CPSC

The New Consumer Product Safety Improvements Act — Implications for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers

This post was written by Stephen P. Murphy. On Aug. 14, 2008, the President signed the Consumer Product Safety Improvements Act (the Act) into law. By an unfortunate and possibly unintended consequence of poor drafting by the Congress, all of the statutes enforced by the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission were brought within the coverage … Continue Reading

CPSC Adopts New Regulation Effective Today Clarifying General Conformity Certificates Required By The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008

Among other things, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 ("CPSIA"), signed August 14, 2008, will impose new transparency and public disclosure requirements on every importer, retailer and distributor of consumer products, and give the Consumer Product Safety Commission ("CPSC") increased power to enforce existing laws, as detailed in this summary of the bill's major provisions.… Continue Reading

California Assemblyman Introduces Legislation to Require Notice of Defective Foreign Products

It seems like a rare day when there is not a notice of a foreign-made defective product being recalled in the United States. In recent months, there have been more than 500 recalls of a variety of products including millions of toys coated with lead paint, thousands of illegal fireworks, contaminated meats, and tainted medicines. … Continue Reading