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101. Statutes Assigned To The Office Of Consumer Litigation

The statutes for which the Office of Consumer Litigation has responsibility are: The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, 21 U.S.C. §§ 301 et seq. (which includes the Prescription Drug Marketing Act, 21 U.S.C. §§ 331(q), (r), and (t)); the Federal Hazardous Substances Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 1261 et seq.; the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 1451 et seq.; the Automobile Information Disclosure Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 1231 et seq.; the odometer requirements of the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 1981 et seq. [now found at 49 U.S.C. §§ 32701 et seq.]; the Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 1331 et seq.; the Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970, 15 U.S.C. §§ 1471 et seq.; the Federal Caustic Poison Act, 15 U.S.C. § 401 note; the Consumer Credit Protection Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 1611, 1681q and 1681r; the Wool Products Labeling Act, 15 U.S.C. § 68; the Fur Products Labeling Act, 15 U.S.C. § 69; the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 70 et seq.; the Consumer Product Safety Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 2051 et seq.; the Flammable Fabrics Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 1191 et seq.; the Refrigerator Safety Device Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 1211 et seq.; title I of the Magnuson Moss Warranty-FTC Improvement Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 2301 et seq.; and the Federal Trade Commission Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 41 et seq.

See also 28 C.F.R. § 0.179, which assigns matters involving charges of obstruction of justice, perjury, fraud, or false statements to the Division with responsibility for the case in which the obstruction or other conduct occurred. That section also requires consultation with the Criminal Division.

[cited in USAM 4-8.010]

Updated May 20, 2015