San Diego Law Review


Michael T. Fox

Library of Congress Authority File


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Because of the large number of incidents and injuries involving consumer products, and the resulting cost of product related injuries, Congress passed the Consumer Product Safety Act. The Consumer Product Safety Act establishes an independent Consumer Product Safety Commission, Product Safety Advisory Council, and an Injury Information Clearinghouse to determine unsafe products. This Comment explores the Consumer Product Safety Act to understand the relation of the Act to presently and previously existing federal regulations, such as regulations concerning warranty, negligence or intentional misconduct, and strict liability. Furthermore, the Comment concludes by taking a critical look at the Act to assess the Act's strengths and weaknesses.

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