Product Recalls: A Defective Process

Number 16238
Subject Business
Source Sun-Sentinel (Delray Beach, Fla.)
State FL
Year 1999
Publication Date Nov. 28-30, 1999
Summary A Sun-Sentinel investigation of "the nation's product recall system and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission" revealed that "vital information about dangerous products is kept from consumers because of federal secrecy laws" and dangerous products are left on the market even after the government discovers they have injured Americans.
Category Contest Entry
Pages 45
Keywords CAR CPSC product recall consumer safety government regulations business agencies confidential competitive secrets
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