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CPSC Locks On Target And Issues Penalty

The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued another penalty with the offending party being the Target retail store chain for selling toys with high levels of lead paint. Again, this violates a lead paint standard started over 30 years ago to keep toys safe for kids.

They have to pay $600,000 which sounds like a lot, but to some people it should be more. For many companies such as this, $600,000 is a drop in the bucket so it seems more like a slap on the wrist than a big hit to the companies wallet. Perhaps a larger fine would get companies to buckle down on meeting the toy safety standards.

The toys were sold back in 2006 and 2007 so they were already recalled, voluntarily by Target and CPSC. There’s nothing really new to worry about at the moment, but that was near the start of the long line of recalls so they are just now getting to the fines to ensure companies comply with toy safety standards or else face further penalties.

View the entire story at Walletpop.com.

Do you think the fines should be higher or have the penalty amounts already issued been enough to send a clear message?

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