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Tuesday, January 8, 2008

NORD : Retailers requested to take part of the product safety responsabilities

Nancy Nord and Bob Eckert, Mattel CEO, listening

Nancy Nord, chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission said she will require retailers to make sure that products they sell are tested and certified for safety because they, along with manufacturers, bear the legal responsibility for the safety of products they sell.

Until now, the agency "has focused on product manufacturers, and not an awful lot of attention to retailers and making sure that retailers understood their responsibility. But with the big-box retailers coming in, that focus has changed," she said.

Congress approved an additional $80 million for the agency to add more resources for additional safety staff by the agency.

SOURCE : The Wall Street Journal

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