Consumer advocate Ralph Nader announced last week he is supporting two corporate accountability bills aimed at warning the public about dangerous and deadly products and tracking corporate crimes.
Introduced by Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), the bills come in the wake of revelations of GM’s deadly ignition switch defect, which the company kept from the public for years.
“Corporate crime has long swept our nation, draining people’s hard-earned savings and severely harming the health and safety of millions of people,” said Nader. “The executive and corporate perpetrators of this crime wave, far more often than not, [are] getting away scot-free and sometimes promoted.”
The Dangerous Products Warning Act would force companies to be transparent about any dangers their products or services pose to the public and hold product supervisors criminally liable for cover-ups. It would also outlaw retaliation for whistle-blowing on such dangers.
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