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United States v. Midwest Fireworks Mfg. Co., Inc.
Citation:248 F.3d 563 (2001)
Midwest imported several different firework products. The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) collected and sampled several different Midwest products, and determined that 79 of Midwest products were hazardous in violation of federal law. The CPSC initiated a lawsuit against Midwest, in an attempt to compel it to destroy or export the hazardous products.
At trial, the CPSC introduced sample-collection reports, laboratory-test reports, compliance-officer evaluations, and letters it had submitted to Midwest. It was regular practice to keep such records, and CPSC employees testified it performed thousands of similar tests each year.
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