The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission approved a new rule this week that establishes guidelines and requirements for mandatory recall notices. While nearly every recall announced by the CPSC is conducted with the voluntary cooperation of the manufacturer (every one of last year’s product recalls was voluntary), forced, mandatory recalls are sometimes necessary when the manufacturer is either unwilling or unable to participate in the voluntary recall effort. Mandatory recalls may be ordered by the CPSC or by a U.S. District Court. With the new rules, written as an amendment to the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), the CPSC aims ... Read More
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