March 9, 2012
Partner Christie Grymes Thompson was quoted in a KTVK 3 TV interview discussing companies’ obligation to report safety defects to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Companies have to weigh factors such as: Was a consumer misusing something? Is there a pattern? At what point do complaints equal a substantial defect?
Ms. Thompson noted, “Companies struggle with when to report to the CPSC . . . if the risk is maybe a little bump, it probably wouldn’t trigger an obligation to report but if the risk is cutting off a body part or a concussion or something that’s more significant, then that would likely trigger an obligation to report.”
Similar reports also ran at local news stations around the country, including Philadelphia's KYW, Baltimore's WMAR, and San Antonio's WOAI.