Civil Penalty Factors

This rule requires the Commission to consider certain factors in determining the amount of any civil penalty to seek.

Rulemaking

 

FINAL RULE: March 31, 2010

 

The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (‘‘CPSIA’’) requires the Consumer Product Safety Commission (‘‘Commission’’) to issue a final rule providing its interpretation of the civil penalty factors found in the Consumer Product Safety Act (‘‘CPSA’’), the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (‘‘FHSA’’), and the Flammable Fabrics Act (‘‘FFA’’), as amended by section 217 of the CPSIA. These statutory provisions require the Commission to consider certain factors in determining the amount of any civil penalty to seek. The Commission published an interim final rule on September 1, 2009, providing its interpretation of the statutory factors and seeking public comment. The Commission is now issuing a final rule interpreting the statutory factors.

 

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