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Keller and Heckman Counsel Mike Gentine Quoted in Law360 CPSC Article

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Keller and Heckman Counsel Mike Gentine was quoted in the Law360 article, “Consumer Product Agency Picks Up Steam Under Biden.” The article discusses the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) recent shift toward an increase in challenging larger companies, like Amazon, over product safety issues and injuries. The article reveals soon-to-retire CPSC Chair Robert Adler’s robust actions against corporations beginning in early 2021 and the possible continuation of his legacy by potential future nominees under the Biden Administration. According to Mike, this policy change not only reveals the Chair’s personal views about holding companies responsible but also displays the influence of changing political climates. This will become especially evident if three Democratic nominees are appointed to the vacant seats on the commission and are forced to work alongside the two existing Republican commissioners. “I think how the personalities gel together, the extent to which there is more consensus, is going to govern how active and in what areas,” said Mike.

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