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Consumer Product Safety Commission Urges Proactive Compliance

Stephanie Tsacoumis | July 22, 2014

Tsacoumis-Stephanie-GuestColumnIn recent actions the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has emphasized the importance of effective compliance programs, echoing the approach taken by other federal agencies in a variety of contexts. Proactive compliance procedures and internal controls aimed at CPSC requirements can help prevent unreasonable risks of injury or death and reduce a company’s risk of future product hazards. Although the primary goal of such compliance programs is consumer safety, in articulating requirements for compliance programs, CPSC also is...

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