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Office Depot to pay $3.4 million civil penalty for failing to comply with CPSC procedures

Office Depot, office supplies retailer headquartered in Florida, must pay a $3.4 million civil penalty to settle safety-related charges brought about by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). According to the CPSC, Office Depot refused to notify the safety agency regarding safety concerns in two models of office chairs – the Gibson and the Quantum. Several individuals suffered injuries as a result of the seatbacks failing during use, which is required by federal law to be reported to the CPSC within 24 hours. However, in order to save time and costs, the office supply retailer opted not to make the ... Read More

Government sues importers of children’s products to stop flow of dangerous toys to U.S.

The U.S. government has taken legal action against four California companies and six individuals in an effort to halt their illegal importation of dangerous children’s products containing lead, phthalates, small parts that pose a hazard to young children, and other potentially deadly defects. The U.S. Justice Department, acting on a request of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), filed an injunction in California federal court against Toys Distribution Inc. (TDI International); S&J Merchandise Inc., BLJ Apparel Inc., and All Season Sales Inc. Individuals named in the injunction are identified as Loan Tuyet Thai, Lan My Lam, Paul Phuong, Cuc T. ... Read More