New Legislation Would Allow Criminal Penalties Against Corporate Officers Who Hide Information on Dangerous Products

Consumer safety, public health, environmental and other groups in the Coalition for Sensible Safeguards lauded a new bill introduced by U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), co-sponsored by Sens. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and Tom Harkin (D-Iowa). The “Hide No Harm” bill would hold corporate officers criminally accountable if they knowingly conceal serious dangers that lead to consumer or worker deaths or injuries. Penalties could include jail time. Read more from the Consumer Federation of America.