Public Citizen Presses CPSC for Data Showing its Record on Notifying the Public About Dangerous Products

Public Citizen appealed a blanket rejection by the Consumer Product Safety Commission of a Freedom of Information Act request that sought information on how long the agency takes to warn the public about dangerous products after it learns about potential hazards. Public Citizen submitted the FOIA request in January, shortly after the organization reported that the CPSC had taken an average of 210 days to warn the public about hazards for which the agency eventually levied fines.