Today’s $13 million civil penalty against TJX represents CPSC’s next chapter of real accountability and deterrence. TJX knowingly sold recalled products, the great majority of which were inclined infant sleepers tied to infant deaths, like the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play.
CPSC will continue to deter misconduct through all available tools. This case warranted a large civil penalty, other cases may call for criminal prosecution. Strong and frequent use of CPSC’s enforcement authority will keep consumers safe and healthy.