Consumer Product Safety Regulation
Consumer Product Safety Regulation
Our Consumer Product Safety attorneys work with Fortune 500 companies and global manufacturers, distributors and retailers to ensure their products meet applicable federal and state safety standards and. If potential problems arise, we identify and resolve them confidentially before they escalate, reducing the risk of regulatory scrutiny, increasingly costly civil penalties and negative publicity for our clients.

We work with clients to develop and implement internal compliance programs and advise on difficult issues of how and when potentially hazardous consumer products must be reported to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  We assist brands in participating in voluntary and mandatory industry-wide standards and advocate on behalf of clients in connection with proposed changes in standards. 

Potential product-safety issues often require immediate action.  We respond quickly, with right-sized teams of attorneys drawn from multiple disciplines across the firm, to provide complete representation and resourceful, strategic counsel.

Our attorneys evaluate consumer incident reports, including those submitted to the CPSC SaferProducts.gov database and, in the event of a product recall, collaborate with clients and CPSC staff to develop and implement cost-effective communications programs to satisfy product liability concerns quickly.  Throughout any evaluation of a potential safety issue, we provide effective defense strategies that protect corporate interests and preserve business momentum in case the CPSC initiates a civil penalty investigation regarding the timeliness of a section 15(b) or section 37 report to the CPSC.

Our Consumer Product Safety attorneys also collaborate with our International Trade group to advise on the impact of the information-sharing agreement between CPSC and U.S. Customs and Border Protection on the import and export of consumer products. They work to assist in compliance with procedures under this agreement and secure the release of goods that may be detained at the Commercial Targeting and Analysis Center.

 
 

Overview

Our Consumer Product Safety attorneys work with Fortune 500 companies and global manufacturers, distributors and retailers to ensure their products meet applicable federal and state safety standards and. If potential problems arise, we identify and resolve them confidentially before they escalate, reducing the risk of regulatory scrutiny, increasingly costly civil penalties and negative publicity for our clients.

We work with clients to develop and implement internal compliance programs and advise on difficult issues of how and when potentially hazardous consumer products must be reported to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  We assist brands in participating in voluntary and mandatory industry-wide standards and advocate on behalf of clients in connection with proposed changes in standards. 

Potential product-safety issues often require immediate action.  We respond quickly, with right-sized teams of attorneys drawn from multiple disciplines across the firm, to provide complete representation and resourceful, strategic counsel.

Our attorneys evaluate consumer incident reports, including those submitted to the CPSC SaferProducts.gov database and, in the event of a product recall, collaborate with clients and CPSC staff to develop and implement cost-effective communications programs to satisfy product liability concerns quickly.  Throughout any evaluation of a potential safety issue, we provide effective defense strategies that protect corporate interests and preserve business momentum in case the CPSC initiates a civil penalty investigation regarding the timeliness of a section 15(b) or section 37 report to the CPSC.

Our Consumer Product Safety attorneys also collaborate with our International Trade group to advise on the impact of the information-sharing agreement between CPSC and U.S. Customs and Border Protection on the import and export of consumer products. They work to assist in compliance with procedures under this agreement and secure the release of goods that may be detained at the Commercial Targeting and Analysis Center.

Partner
Email (202) 342-8633(202) 342-8633
Christie Grymes Thompson chairs the firm’s Advertising and Marketing and Consumer Product Safety practice groups.  Named the 2016 Washington, D.C. advertising “Lawyer of the Year&...
Partner
Email (202) 342-8495(202) 342-8495
Litigator, trial and regulatory attorney, Mark Austrian, advises clients and litigates disputes on environmental, product liability, toxic tort, intellectual property, real estate and commercial m...
Partner
Email (202) 342-8821(202) 342-8821
Lew Rose serves as managing partner of Kelley Drye, and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Lew also served as managing partner of the Washington, D.C. office and past chair ...
Special Counsel
Email (202) 342-8849(202) 342-8849
Joe Green advises on complex environmental regulatory matters for large and small corporate clients and national trade associations.  He is particularly skilled in translating complex busines...
Senior Associate
Email (202) 342-8592(202) 342-8592
Sherrie Schiavetti is a Certified Information Privacy Professional for the United States (CIPP/US) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).  Her practice includes liti...
Senior Associate
Email (310) 712-6467 (310) 712-6467
Crystal Skelton is an associate in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Her practice includes representing a wide array of clients – from tech startups to established companies – in pr...
Associate
Email (202) 342-8557(202) 342-8557
Katie Townley is an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Her practice focuses on advertising and marketing, privacy and information security, product safety, and other consumer p...

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