Home Depot Settlement Foretells Change at Product-Safety Agency

Ann Marie Buerkle, acting chairwoman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, voted to reduce penalty from $5.7M to $1M.

, The National Law Journal

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Home Depot USA Inc. has reached a $5.7 million settlement with federal product safety regulators over claims that the retailer, in a span of four years, sold thousands of products that had previously been recalled due to dangerous defects. The Consumer Product Safety Commission's acting chairwoman, Ann Marie Buerkle, voted to reduce the penalty to $1 million.

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