Join partners Melissa Landau Steinman and Erin Maus and associate Alex Rubel for an update on U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) priorities and hot topics in product safety. CPSC Chairman Alexander Hoehn-Saric stated last year that “failure to report in a timely fashion will result in an investigation, and CPSC will pursue significant civil and potentially criminal penalties,” and this has proved to be no exaggeration. Manufacturers, importers, and retailers in the consumer products industry must understand their compliance obligations under product safety laws and standards, whether it’s the duty to report a potential product defect; design and testing requirements for specific product categories like children’s toys or lithium-ion batteries; or federal and state laws regulating the presence of chemicals in products, “environmental” or recycling claims, and warranties.
In light of the increasing complexity of product safety regulations and regulators’ aggressive enforcement posture (as well as the aggressive class action bar), it’s crucial to keep up with new developments and new technologies (for example, AI and “smart products”). This webinar will review enforcement tends, recent developments, and best practices to keep you out of CPSC’s crosshairs.
Melissa Landau Steinman, Partner, Venable LLP
Erin Maus, Partner, Venable LLP
Alex Rubel, Associate, Venable LLP