Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) - Podcast

Administrative Law & Regulation Practice Group

June 4, 2010

Robert S. Adler, Nancy A. Nord, Harold D. "Hal" Stratton

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Practice Groups PodcastsThe enacted Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act of 2008 mandated the promulgation of over 40 new regulations by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), comparable to as many regulations as have been promulgated under the significant safety acts enacted since the CPSC's inception. This act also provided all 50 state attorneys general with new enforcement powers over several aspects of the federal product safety laws. Our speakers CPSC Commissioner Nancy Nord and CPSC Commissioner Robert Adler provide analysis and commentary on past legislation and the current Consumer Product Safety Enhancement Act of 2010 now pending in Congress. Among other issues, the speakers will provide their views on what has been the most significant change or impact to the agency since the enactment of the CPSIA. Are there changes that need to be made to the CPSIA? What are the pros and cons of the CPSC's recent vote on "reasonable testing plans" within the certification process?


  • Commissioner Robert Adler, Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • Commissioner Nancy Nord, Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • Moderator: Mr. Hal Stratton, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

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Related Links

Commissioner Nancy Nord’s Blog
Suggested changes to Congressman Waxman’s Consumer Product Safety Enhancement Act of 2010, a bill to amend the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) (PDF)
Commissioner Nancy Nord’s Statement on the Commission vote to approve a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the Testing and Labeling for Product Certification or the “15 Month Rule” (PDF)
Commissioner Nord’s statement on the Commission vote to approve the Notice of Proposed Rule for the Public Database (PDF)
Commissioner Nord’s statement on the Commission report to Congress regarding recommended changes to the CPSIA (PDF)
Staff responses to Congressman Dingell’s questions regarding the CPSC’s issues with implementing, including recommended changes to the CPSIA (PDF)
Statement of Commissioner Robert S. Adler on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Establishing a Publicly Available Consumer Product Safety Information Database, April 15, 2010 (PDF)
Statement on Lead Regulation under the CPSIA - Commissioner Robert Adler, January 22, 2010 (PDF)
CPSC Joint Report to Congress on the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), January 15, 2010 (PDF)
Statement of Commissioner Robert Adler on the Commission Report to Congress Pursuant to the Statement of Managers Accompanying P.L. 111-117, January 15, 2010 (PDF)