Draft RCA: Cinmar, LLC - Proposed Civil Penalty Settlement

The Commission voted to provisionally accept the settlement agreement and order, which would order Cinmar, LLC to pay a civil penalty of $3,100,000
June 06, 2014

Record of Commission Action

(Briefing Package dated May 29, 2014)



The Commission voted unanimously (3-0) to provisionally accept the attached Settlement Agreement and Order, which would order Cinmar, LLC, to pay a civil penalty of $3,100,000 and fulfill other contractual obligations, as specified.  The provisional Settlement Agreement and Final Order will be announced in a Federal Register Notice.  The Commission’s Compliance Division of Office of General Counsel negotiated the proposed agreement to settle staff allegations that Cinmar knowingly failed to report in a timely manner under section 15(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA), 15 U.S.C. § 2064(b),  information regarding defective ladders.   Section 20(a)(1) of the CPSA, 15 U.S.C. § 2069(a)(1), permits the imposition of civil penalties for any person who knowingly violates section 19(a)(4) of the CPSA, 15 U.S.C. § 2068(a)(4), by failing to report information under section 15(b).


Commissioners Voting

Commissioners voting by ballot. Ballot vote due June 4, 2014

  • Acting Chairman Robert S. Adler
  • Commissioner Marietta S. Robinson
  • Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle