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Did You Miss Our Webinar: Recent Developments at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission & the Potential Impact of a Joe Biden Presidency

On Tuesday, October 20, 2020, the SFIA hosted a Thought Leadership Webinar that took a look at Recent Developments at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission & the Potential Impact of a Joe Biden Presidency.

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Although, like everything else, COVID-19 has impacted the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”), resulting in changes to the way it operates, it has not prevented it from being a busy year at the CPSC.  Keeping up with the latest developments at the CPSC is difficult, so we have scheduled this webinar to present the latest news about CPSC activities.  We will provide an update on the status of the commissioners and other key CPSC staff, including the status of Nancy Beck’s nomination, the impact Acting Chairman Robert Adler (Democratic appointee) has had on the currently four member Commission, and the appointment of Jonathan Midgett to the position of Consumer Ombudsman.  Also, because it is a presidential election year, we will discuss the impact a Joe Biden administration could have on the CPSC.    
This impact might be felt most profoundly in the CPSC’s civil penalty, enforcement, and recall policies.  During the past several years, there has been a noticeable decline in both the number and dollar amount of civil penalties issued by the Commission.  This is a big change from the previous administration, under which we had seen a steady increase in civil penalty amounts.  A switch back to a more aggressive enforcement and civil penalty policy under a Joe Biden administration would have a big impact on consumer product manufacturers.
Topics of Insight:
  1. Impact of COVID-19 on the CPSC
  2. The Status of the Commissioners and Other Key CPSC Staff 
  3. CPSC Civil Penalties and Enforcement Policies
  4. CPSC Recall Statistics and Practices
  5. How the Results of the November 3 Election could Dramatically Impact the Direction of the CPSC
  6. Q&A




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