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CPSC Revises Maximum Civil Penalty Amounts

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The CPSC is increasing based on a cost-of-living adjustment calculation the maximum civil penalty amounts authorized under the Consumer Product Safety Act, the Federal Hazardous Substances Act and the Flammable Fabrics Act. The new maximum amount for each violation is $110,000, up from $100,000, while the new maximum amount for any related series of violations is $16,025,000, up from 15,000,000. These new amounts will apply to violations that occur after Jan. 1, 2017.

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