The NYT editorial board casually dismisses fears about implementation of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, causing Overlawyered's Walter Olson to not-so-casually dismiss the NYT's editorial judgment.
The NYT editorial board casually dismisses fears that about implementation of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, causing Overlawyered's Walter Olson to not-so-casually dismiss the NYT's editorial judgment.
As many parents, and ultimately manufacturers, learned the hard way, the Bush administration did not make the safety of toys and other products a priority. That led to the recall of millions of toys — some because of lead paint, others because of hazards such as small and powerful magnets that children swallowed.
The delay has caused confusion and allowed opponents to foment needless fears that the law could injure smaller enterprises like libraries, resale shops and handmade toy businesses.
President Obama must quickly replace the commission's acting chairwoman . . . [and] choose the kind of enlightened leadership that every parent and toy lover needs . . . .
Bored Lawyer:"private industry identified and recalled dangerous goods."
I think that's rather generous. In reality, I'd imagine it was something like private industry weighed the cost of a recall against the cost of a class-action lawsuit, plus damages, and took the cheaper route
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