Product Safety and Liability After the US Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008: What Companies Need To Know Now
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (PDT)
12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (EDT)
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (BST)
Following the recent enactment of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act
of 2008, companies involved in the importation, manufacture and sale of consumer products in the United States face a wide range of new challenges and regulatory requirements as well as greater exposure for failing to meet those requirements. Among other things, the Act:
- Imposes new product testing and certification requirements on consumer products,
- Prohibits retail sale of a recalled product after the recall is publicly announced,
- Directs the Consumer Product Safety Commission to create a searchable database containing certain reports of death or injury related to use of consumer products,
- Enhances the authority of State Attorneys General to bring enforcement actions derived from the federal law, and
- Increases the civil and criminal penalties for violations.
Please join Mayer Brown partners Erika Jones, Jean-Philippe Montfort and Michael Olsen as they examine the new Act, with discussion focusing on:
- Areas of uncertainty and new obligations under the new legislation
- Ways in which companies can begin to manage the new obligations, integrate them with the responsibilities under the existing laws and manage the risks arising out of the legislation
- Increased public, media and regulatory scrutiny of consumer products and recalls of such products
- Potential ramifications for litigation against companies in the consumer products industry, as well as on products sold globally
CLE credit is pending.
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