Vermont Attorney General Uses State Consumer Fraud Statute to Implement Consumer Product Penalties
Engage, Volume 11, Issue 2
August 31, 2010Harold D. "Hal" Stratton
The provisions of Section 218 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (“CPSIA”) give the attorneys general of each of the fifty states the authority to enforce certain provisions of federal product safety statutes administered by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”). To date, this authority has not been used by the state attorneys general. However, a recent enforcement action by the Vermont Attorney General provides insight as to what product safety stakeholders and those in the consumer product supply chain may expect in the future as to enforcement of product safety laws by the states and their attorneys general...