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 by ballot. Ballot vote due June 4, 2014
- Acting Chairman Robert S. Adler
- Commissioner Marietta S. Robinson
- Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle