Retail & Consumer Products Law Observer

Retail & Consumer Products Law Observer

Legal Insight for the Retail and Consumer Products Industry

Tag Archives: Department of Justice

Government Blocks Companies from Importing and Selling Children’s Products after Alleged Non-Compliance with Product Safety Laws

Posted in Import/Export, Product Liability & Torts
The U.S. Department of Justice and Consumer Product Safety Commission recently announced that they had entered into consent decrees with three New York-based toy companies and five individuals for importing and selling products that violate the Federal Hazardous Substances Act and the Consumer Product Safety Act. The consent decrees enter permanent injunctions against the companies… Continue Reading

CPSC Withdraws Material Misrepresentation Claim against Michaels Stores in Shattered Vases Case

Posted in Advertising & Product Risk Management
Earlier this month, the Consumer Product Safety Commission in tandem with the Department of Justice withdrew its “material misrepresentation” claim in its ongoing lawsuit against arts and crafts retailer Michaels Stores. The Government had alleged, inter alia, that Michaels made a material misrepresentation to the agency in its Section 15(b) Report for certain glass vases… Continue Reading

Webinar Recap: Safety Agencies in Transition

Posted in Events
On March 30, 2017, Crowell & Moring’s Advertising & Product Risk Management Group hosted a webinar in which we discussed likely changes on the horizon at the Food & Drug Administration, Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. We also discussed the relationship between these agencies and the Department of Justice, particularly… Continue Reading

Join us for a webinar… The Safety Agencies in Transition – What to Expect at FDA, CPSC and NHTSA in the First 100 Days

Posted in Events
Thursday, March 30, 2017 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Aggressive enforcement, massive recalls and proactive safety agendas left an indelible impression on the product safety world under the Obama administration. Product safety is no longer a bipartisan affair. But what will the Trump administration mean for your regulatory compliance programs? What changes will we see… Continue Reading

CPSC Brings Action in Federal Court Against Michaels Stores

Posted in Advertising & Product Risk Management, International Trade
Last week, the Department of Justice filed an action against Michaels Stores on behalf of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”).  According to the complaint, between 2006 and 2010 Michaels sold glass vases which were prone to shattering in consumers’ hands and caused multiple injuries. The complaint alleges that (1) despite receiving injury reports from… Continue Reading