• Understanding The CPSC's Big Win Against Spectrum Brands
  • January 30, 2017 | Authors: Matthew AR Cohen; Matthew Richard Howsare; Charles A. Samuels
  • Law Firm: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C. - Boston Office
  • It is not often that federal courts consider and interpret provisions of product safety laws administered by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) such as the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA). Over recent weeks, not one, but three federal courts have issued opinions concerning federal product safety laws: the 10th Circuit overturned the commission’s rule that effectively banned the sale of small rare-earth magnets; a Colorado federal court penalized a magnets company for selling a previously recalled product; and a Wisconsin federal court granted a summary judgment motion in favor of the government against a company who allegedly failed to report timely under Section 15(b) of the CPSA.