Record of Commission Action
(Briefing package dated March 19, 2014, OS No. 4891)
The Commission voted unanimously (3-0) to provisionally accept the attached Settlement Agreement and Order, which would order Forman Mills, Inc., (Forman Mills or the Firm) to pay a civil penalty of $600,000 and comply with additional obligations. The provisional Settlement Agreement and Final Order will be announced in a Federal Register Notice. The Commission’s Compliance Division of the Office of General Counsel negotiated the proposed agreement to settle staff allegations that the Firm 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 children’s garments with drawstrings. 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 March 25, 2014.
- Acting Chairman Robert S. Adler
- Commissioner Marietta S. Robinson
- Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle