Silverman Authors Law360 Expert Analysis on Buckyballs Case

Shook, Hardy & Bacon Public Policy Partner Cary Silverman has authored an expert analysis titled “Buckyballs Case Shows What An Uncooperative CPSC Can Do” appearing in the June 24, 2014, issue of Law360. Silverman describes how a small startup company and its chief executive were targeted by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in a desktop high-power magnet set safety investigation that ultimately led to an attempt to hold the CEO individually liable for any recall costs. While the matter settled, Silverman cautions consumer-product companies that “CPSC has significant tools at its disposal to pressure companies to remove products it believes are unsafe from the market.”