Product Safety; Rigid Regulations Are Uncalled For
Byline: Maureen Smith, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Congress is considering a variety of bills to improve product safety in the wake of recent well-publicized scares involving food, toys, pet food and other products. Initiatives to boost the resources of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Customs and Border Protection are long overdue. However, under the guise of enhancing consumer safety, some members of Congress are pushing "safety" bills that provide for tax increases, penalties and other changes that punish honest companies by opening the floodgates for baseless lawsuits and hurt the very consumers who need reasonable, workable protection.
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Publication information: Article title: Product Safety; Rigid Regulations Are Uncalled For. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: December 5, 2007. Page number: A19. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.
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