Consumer Product Safety Whistleblower Protection Law
Prompted by concerns of lead-laden children’s toys and insufficient regulation of consumer product safety, consumer product safety, Congress enacted the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) on August 14, 2008. The CPSIA strengthens the authority of the CPSC and imposes new certification requirements on manufacturers and distributors.
To ensure that workers can blow the whistle on consumer product safety issues, Congress included in the CPSIA a whistleblower protection provision that prohibits manufacturers, private labelers, distributors, and retailers from retaliating against an employee because the employee provided information to an employer, a regulatory agency, or a state attorney general about a reasonably perceived violation of any law enforced by the CPSC. The regulations implementing the CPSC whistleblower protection law are available by clicking here.
Leading whistleblower firm Zuckerman Law represents consumer product safety whistleblowers nationwide. If you are seeking representation in a whistleblower retaliation case, click here, or call our consumer product safety whistleblower retaliation lawyers at 202-262-8959 to schedule a confidential consultation.
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If you have suffered retaliation for disclosing consumer product safety hazards, click here or call us at 202-262-8959 to schedule a preliminary consultation.
Some disclosures about consumer product safety are also protected under the whistleblower protection provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, such as a company concealing from its shareholders a significant product defect or a product recall. For more information about protections and remedies for corporate whistleblowers, download our free guide Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Protection: Robust Protection for Corporate Whistleblowers.