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The enacted Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act of 2008 mandated the promulgation of over 40 new regulations by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), comparable to as many regulations as have been promulgated under the significant safety acts enacted since the CPSC's inception. This act also provided all 50 state attorneys general with new enforcement powers over several aspects of the federal product safety laws. Our speakers CPSC Commissioner Nancy Nord and CPSC Commissioner Robert Adler provide analysis and commentary on past legislation and the current Consumer Product Safety Enhancement Act of 2010 now pending in Congress. Among other issues, the speakers will provide their views on what has been the most significant change or impact to the agency since the enactment of the CPSIA. Are there changes that need to be made to the CPSIA? What are the pros and cons of the CPSC's recent vote on "reasonable testing plans" within the certification process?


  • Commissioner Robert Adler, Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • Commissioner Nancy Nord, Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • Moderator: Mr. Hal Stratton, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP