Injury and Accident Law

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Regulated Products Handbook

A Guide for Manufacturers, Importers, Distributors, and Retailers on Procedures Relating to the Enforcement of Standards and Regulations Issued Under the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA), the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA), the Flammable Fabrics Act (FFA), the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA), and the Refrigerator Safety Act (RSA)



Chapter 1 - Sanctions Under CPSC Statutes

  • Penalties Applicable to Firms and Individuals
    • Penalties Available Under the CPSA
    • Penalties Available Under the FHSA
    • Penalties Available Under the FFA
    • Penalties Available Under the PPPA
  • Injunctive Actions
    • Injunctions Under the CPSA
    • Injunctions Under The FHSA
    • Injunctions Under The FFA
    • Injunctions Under The PPPA
  • Seizure of Violative Products
    • Seizure Under the CPSA
    • Seizure Under the FHSA
    • Seizure Under the FFA
    • Seizure Under the FD&CA (For Certain Products Regulated Under the PPPA)

Chapter 2 - Presenting Evidence that a Product is Not Violative

Chapter 3 - How a Firm Undertakes a Product Recall

Chapter 4 - Applications for Authorization to Recondition Violative Imports

Chapter 5 - Reporting Requirements

  • Statutory Requirements
    • Reporting Under Section 15 of the CPSA
    • Reporting Products Involved in Lawsuits
    • Reporting Certain Choking Incidents
    • Why Reporting is Required
    • When to Report
    • Reporting Procedures
    • Penalties for Failure to Report

Chapter 6 - Export Requirements

Chapter 7 - Confidential Treatment of Information Submitted

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Compliance
Recalls and Compliance Division
Washington, DC 20207
Telephone: (301) 504-7913

This handbook contains information needed by manufacturers, distributors, importers, and retailers charged with violating a CPSC statute or regulation to ensure appropriate steps are taken to comply with CPSC requirements.