Importer Sentenced to Jail for Violating U.S. Product Safety Laws
The Department of Justice recently announced that the president of LM Import-Export Inc. has been convicted of conspiracy to traffic and smuggle counterfeit children’s products from China into the United States. The products were also in violation of the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) safety laws because they contained illegal amounts of lead and posed significant choking and aspiration risks to children due to small parts.
The defendant pled guilty to the charges against him and received a sentence of 22 months in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $10,000.
Protecting Consumers from Harm
The CPSC is responsible for enforcing federal laws that prevent products that may cause unreasonable risk of injury or death from entering the U.S. market. Thousands of consumer products, such as toys, power tools, household items, and electronics fall under the CPSC’s jurisdiction.
“This result demonstrates how serious we are about protecting American consumers from dangerous products and defending our consumer product safety law,” said CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum.
When to Call a Product Liability Lawyer
If you or someone you love has been injured by a defective product or as the result of manufacturer negligence, you have the right to seek compensation. Long Beach product liability attorney Joseph H. Low IV will gather evidence and testimony to create a case that proves the fault of those responsible. The compensation you or your loved one receives may cover medical costs, lost wages, and other losses that have resulted from the defective item. Contact The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV at (888) 454-5569 and receive a free consultation about your legal rights and options.