Representation Before the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
The CPSC has signaled its expectations that manufacturers and importers have product safety and compliance plans in place. Staying up to date on legal and industry best practices, we assist in drafting state-of-the-art product safety and compliance plans.
Product Design & Review
We help you with product assessments and evaluation for compliance with applicable standards, laws and regulations covering product design, manufacture, materials, restricted substances, warnings, labels, instruction manuals and other safety characteristics.
Product recalls present serious risks (and opportunities) for businesses. We represent companies who believe that a product recall is not warranted. We advise companies on how to develop corrective action plans and conduct successful product recalls.
Companies must comply with federal consumer product safety requirements for a variety of consumer products, and, most notably, for children's products. With extensive regulatory experience, we help ensure that you stay on the right side of compliance with these often complex regulations.
The CPSC has invested heavily in its import shipment targeting work with U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Detentions and inspections can have serious business implications. We implement strategies to minimize these risks.
Civil Penalty Investigations
We assist in defending companies from CPSC investigations alleging late reporting of product hazard or regulatory non-compliance issues. Since Congress authorized large increase in the maximum civil penalty permitted, CPSC has moved aggressively to raise the amount of money it fines companies in civil penalties.