This bill seeks to improve consumer safety by raising the penalties for knowingly selling dangerous products. Specifically, this bill would make it punishable with up to five years in prison and a fine.
It also lays out guidelines for who can be prosecuted and why. First, they have to be a business entity or product supervisor affiliated with the product. They have to know that a product is dangerous and they have to go fifteen days without reporting it to a federal agent, warning employees or other people that might be affected.
Seeking retribution — like demoting someone for reporting you — is also punishable under this bill with a fine and up to a year in jail. The bill stipulates that, when a person is found liable under this bill, they have to pay their fine individually, the company can't assume the payment.