CPSC Wins Case Against Coffeemaker Distributor That Failed to Report Injuries for More than Three Years

CPSC Wins Case Against Coffeemaker Distributor That Failed to Report Injuries for More than Three Years

Judge William M. Conley of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin has ruled that the failure of a distributor of Chinese made coffeemakers, marketed under the Black & Decker name, to make a report to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission until after it had received approximately 1,600 reports of broken handles, 66 reports of burns and three reports of lacerations over the preceding three years was a knowing violation of the statutory duty to report and granted summary judgment in favor of the CPSC. The court next will determine the amount of the civil penalty and whether to order injunctive relief. [11/22/16]

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