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December 27, 2007

Shopping Channel HSN Agrees to Pay $875,000 Civil Penalty

On December 27, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that HSN LP (previously known as the Home Shopping Network) of St. Petersburg, Fla., agreed to pay a civil penalty of $875,000 in settlement of allegations that it failed to make a timely report, as required by federal law, of serious injuries and hazards associated with the Welbilt Electronic Pressure Cookers.  The CPSC alleged that HSN received at least 25 reports from consumers indicating a defect that could create a substantial product hazard or that the pressure cookers created an unreasonable risk of injury over a period fro September of 2001 through about October of 2004.  HSN LP reported information concerning the pressure cookers to the CPSC in February of 2005.  The pressure cookers were the subject of a recall in June and October of 2005.  HSN denied CPSC’s allegations that it violated the CPSA in agreeing to settle the matter.

MKS

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