WASHINGTON, DC (WTNH) – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal has introduced legislation that would make it a crime for a corporate officer to knowing conceal information about defective products that pose a danger to consumers or workers.
Blumenthal, a member of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection introduced the Hide No Harm Act of 2015 after those involved with the GM ignition-switch cover-up were not prosecuted. Under the legislation corporate officers would face criminal penalties for covering up information about a potentially deadly product.
Faulty ignition switches on GM vehicles resulted in more than 120 deaths according to Blumenthal.