H.R.542 - Consumer Protection Act of 2011112th Congress (2011-2012)
Summary: H.R.542 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)
Introduced in House (02/08/2011)
Consumer Protection Act of 2011 - Invalidates as a defense to a tort claim in any court in the United States that a manufacturer of a product has fulfilled that manufacturer's duty of care when providing all of the necessary information to a learned intermediary, who then interacts with the consumer of the product.
Defines a "learned intermediary" as a person licensed under applicable state or federal law to advise a consumer whether or not to use the product in question.