The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that Kolcraft Enterprises Inc., of Chicago, has agreed to pay a civil penalty in the amount of $400,000.
The penalty agreement has been accepted provisionally by the Commission in a 2-1 vote. In addition to paying a monetary penalty, Kolcraft agrees to implement robust changes to its internal control and compliance systems. Specifically, Kolcraft agrees to:
- Maintain and enforce a system of internal controls and procedures to ensure that the company promptly and accurately reports required information about its products to CPSC;
- Give CPSC staff written documentation of its improvements, processes, and controls related to its reporting procedures upon request;
- Establish an effective program to ensure it remains in compliance with safety statutes and regulations enforced by CPSC.
At any point during the design and manufacturing process, failure to report safety issues associated with children’s products may contribute to a product’s hazards. If you or a family member have suffered significant personal injuries result from the use of a defective play yard, contact the law office of Swartz & Swartz, P.C. Call (617) 742-1900 in the Boston area, or for clients in greater Massachusetts, New England, or other states across the U.S., call toll-free at 1-800-545-3732.