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HTMLCPSC Clarifies Changes to Monthly Recall Report Form
Matthew Cohen, Matthew R. Howsare, Charles A. Samuels; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 20, 2014, previously published on October 13, 2014
In May, we advised readers conducting recalls that the CPSC’snew monthly “recall progress report” form may catch you by surprise. Among other changes, the form included new provisions requesting companies to report recall notification statistics on social media platforms like...

 

HTMLCPSC Gets it Right: Unanimously Regulates High-Powered Magnet Sets Through New Safety Standard
Matthew Cohen, Matthew R. Howsare, Charles A. Samuels; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 10, 2014, previously published on September 25, 2014
We do not typically take positions on product specific issues pending before the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”), but the CPSC’s new safety standard for magnet sets demonstrates both why the agency exists and how it can use its regulatory authority to protect...

 

HTMLCPSC to Hold its Annual Priorities Hearing on July 24th
Matthew R. Howsare; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 11, 2014, previously published on July 8, 2014
Last week the CPSC formally announced it would be holding its annual “agenda and priorities” hearing at the CPSC on July 24th at 10am. The purpose and importance of this meeting is somewhat underappreciated in terms of the role it can play for individual stakeholders wishing to have the...

 

HTMLSawStop Stopped: Judge Dismisses Antitrust Lawsuit Against Table Saw Industry
Matthew R. Howsare, Helen J. Kim, Charles A. Samuels; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 10, 2014, previously published on July 7, 2014
On June 27, 2014, Judge Claude M. Hilton of the Eastern District of Virginia dismissed the complaint filed against the power tool industry by SawStop, LLC. We previously wrote about this lawsuit and the need for companies and trade associations to develop sound legal policies and procedures to...

 

HTMLCheck Your CAP: CPSC Releases Revised Monthly Progress Report Form for Recalls
Matthew R. Howsare, Charles A. Samuels; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 3, 2014, previously published on May 30, 2014
The CPSC recently released a new monthly progress report form for companies conducting recalls with the agency. The revised form is in some respects better written than its predecessor and retains many of the old information reporting categories, disposes of or modifies other information fields...

 

HTMLHave a Gift Card Program with Unredeemed Card Balances? You Should Read This
Matthew R. Howsare; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 30, 2014, previously published on May 21, 2014
Mintz Levin recently published a Litigation Alert titled The Case That Could Significantly Disrupt How Companies Manage Their Gift Card Programs and Could Create Billions of Dollars in Exposure. This Alert analyzes a recently unsealed qui tam complaint filed in Delaware, and should be essential...

 

HTMLCPSC is Now Publicly Posting “Letters of Advice” to its Website
Matthew R. Howsare; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 14, 2014, previously published on March 13, 2014
In his keynote address at the annual conference of the International Consumer Product Health & Safety Organization (ICPHSO), Acting Chairman Adler announced that the agency had recently started posting what it calls “letters of advice” (commonly referred to as LOAs) to its website....

 

HTMLCPSC Holding Third Party Testing Exemptions Workshop
Matthew R. Howsare; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2014, previously published on February 21, 2014
The CPSC is voting soon on whether to hold a workshop to discuss potential ways to reduce third party testing costs through additional “determinations” that certain products or materials do not require third party testing. Although the agency refers to these as determinations, they are...

 

HTMLLarge Retailer Fined for Violating Australia’s Product Safety Laws
Matthew Cohen, Matthew R. Howsare; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 15, 2014, previously published on January 2, 2014
At the end of December, Dimmeys, a large Australian discount department store, was fined approximately $3 million dollars by an Australian court for violating Australia’s federal product safety laws for the fifth time. The retailer’s supplier, Starite Distributors, was fined $600,000,...

 

HTMLNew CPSC Proposal Would Reverse 39 Year Precedent by Making Voluntary Recall Agreements Legally Binding on Companies
Matthew R. Howsare; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2013, previously published on November 13, 2013
Since the inception of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), voluntary recall agreements between the agency and companies conducting a recall (commonly referred to as “corrective action plans”) have not been legally binding on the company conducting the recall. At the...

 


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