Burr & Forman

Consumer Product Safety

Our attorneys assist manufacturers, distributors, retailers and suppliers in getting their food, drugs, medical devices, cosmetics and consumer products to market in compliance with numerous federal and state consumer product safety laws and regulations. These product safety laws regulate thousands of consumer products across multiple industries and fall under the broad scope of agencies such as the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These laws include the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA), Child Safety Protection Act, Children’s Gasoline Burn Prevention Act, Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA), Flammable Fabrics Act (FFA), Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA), Refrigerator Safety Act, Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act (VGBA), and Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).

At Burr & Forman, our team has experience dealing with matters involving the CPSC and state issues, including the many facets of the CPSIA. We counsel clients in virtually all stages, including product development, compliance, government registration and approval, advertising, imports, labeling, reporting and recordkeeping, packaging, distribution, government inspections, internal investigations, recalls, interactions with the FDA and CPSC, and product liability litigation.

Compliance Counseling, Defense and Proposition 65
Consumer product safety law is subject to frequent change while the CPSIA imposes considerable regulatory compliance requirements. According to the CPSIA, some companies and individuals must report to the CPSC immediately if they learn their product:

  • Does not comply with a mandatory standard
  • Is subject to a ban under the Consumer Product Safety Act
  • Contains a defect that could result in a substantial product hazard

Looking to discuss your Consumer Product Safety issues?