House Passes Consumer Product Safety Commission Bill
Consumers who have been
tragically harmed by dangerous products secured their right to hold irresponsible corporations accountable, under
legislation expected to pass the House of Representatives this evening.
Prior to legislation, manufacturers of dangerous cribs, flammable mattresses
and toxic lead toys used Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) rules
as a “get out of jail free” card to claim their products were
just “safe enough.” Under the bill, wrongdoers can no longer
hide behind federal rules in order to avoid being held accountable in
“Consumers who are seriously injured by something as seemingly innocent
as a toy necklace have had their right to hold these corporations accountable
affirmed,” said American Association for Justice President Les Weisbrod.
“This bill combines improved safety regulations and the power of
our civil justice system to safeguard Americans from dangerous products.”