Safety Commission Records Can Be Released over Objections
After the Consumer Product Safety Commission cleared Daisy Manufacturing Co. of producing an unsafe BB gun, ABC filed a FOI Act request for the investigatory files. Although CPSC planned to withhold most information, Daisy said that giving any information to the media would violate a law that requires CPSC to be "fair" in making disclosures. The courts disagreed and in mid-January allowed the agency to disclose the documents. After a two-year investigation, the Consumer Product Safety Commission in November 1995 issued a press release clearing the Daisy Powerline Model 880 Airgun. The agency warned, as it had in the past, that BB guns are not toys and should only be used with adult …
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Publication information: Article title: Safety Commission Records Can Be Released over Objections. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: News Media and the Law. Volume: 22. Issue: 1 Publication date: Winter 1998. Page number: 19+. © Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press Fall 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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