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ID:

447

Date:

2007-06-22

Headline:

Manufacturer of Martha Stewart Tables Declares Bankruptcy

Reporter's name:

Joseph S. Enoch

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

ConsumerAffairs.com

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

When ConsumerAffairs.com received over 500 reports of glass tabletops suddenly shattering (in less then four years), it used FOIA to learn what the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) knew of the Martha Stewart-endorsed accessories.

Notes:

FOIA revealed correspondence between the CPSC and an attorney for Martha Stewart/K-mart referring to "voluntarily implemented actions to address reports of the tempered glass shattering," but follow-up requests for more information were declined, citing trade secrets.

Keywords:

product safety, consumer, Martha Stewart, liability, CPSC, investigation, glass, table, tabletop, shatter

URL:

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2007/06/jra_bankrupt.html


Agencies:

CPSC

States:

GA

Categories:

business


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