Georgia Wells, John D. Mckinnon, and Yun-Hee Kim, reporting for the WSJ:
In announcing the recall, however, experts say, the South Korean
company neglected to first coordinate with safety authorities in
the U.S. According to U.S. law, the CPSC must be notified within
24 hours after a safety risk has been identified, and recall
announcements are generally then carried out jointly.
The U.S. agency didn’t issue a statement until Sept. 9, a week
after Samsung’s initial announcement.
“This is completely unusual; companies just don’t issue recalls
without the CPSC,” says Pamela Gilbert, a partner with
Washington’s Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca LLP and a former executive
director of the CPSC.