Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Elliot Mainway & CPSC: Subjective Factors to Determine if Product is Defective

Remember Elliot Mainway on Saturday Night Live. The guy who had his own subject measure for determining if his product were defective. Well, Mr. Mainway is now employed by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the Federal agency that is supposed to protect you and your children.

The CPSC proposes a rule change that would allow a manufacturer to consider several subjective factors to determine whether a product is "defective" and whether it must warn consumers about certain product hazards. Recalled toys are also included in the types of products affected by the rule change. The toy industry lobbied heavily to have the rules revised.

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