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Shutting Down Safety?: CPSC and NHTSA Compliance During the U.S. Government Shutdown

January 4, 2019, Covington Alert

The ongoing partial government shutdown has halted most operations of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), the two federal safety regulators of consumer products and motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment, respectively. With both major U.S. product safety regulators left without funding, businesses and consumers face significant disruptions to the U.S. product safety system. Here’s what manufacturers, retailers, and distributors need to know.

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