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After GM Disaster, Nader & Groups Call for Criminal Liability for Hiding Product Dangers

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to prevent deadly product safety disasters – such as the GM ignition switch failure -- Ralph Nader, the Center for Progressive Reform and the Center for Corporate Policy called for enacting long-overdue criminal liability for product supervisors who know their products are dangerous or deadly, yet fail to tell federal regulators of these dangers.

Nader and the groups sent the letters today to the chairs and ranking members of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees, asking them to support the Dangerous Products Warning Act, to require product supervisors to warn regulators and the public within fifteen days after a product danger is discovered, or immediately if there is an imminent risk of serious bodily injury or death.

The full text of the letters is available at: http://www.corporatepolicy.org/2014/04/08/after-gm-disaster-nader-groups-call-for-criminal-liability-for-hiding-product-dangers/

The text of the Dangerous Products Warning Act is available at: http://www.corporatepolicy.org/?attachment_id=206

SOURCE Ralph Nader, Consumer Advocate

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