2010 FEDERAL SENTENCING GUIDELINES MANUAL
CHAPTER TWO - OFFENSE CONDUCT
PART N - OFFENSES INVOLVING FOOD, DRUGS, AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS, CONSUMER PRODUCTS, AND ODOMETER LAWS
1.TAMPERING WITH CONSUMER PRODUCTS
§2N1.2. Providing False Information or Threatening to Tamper with Consumer Products
(a)Base Offense Level: 16
(1)If the offense involved extortion, apply §2B3.2 (Extortion by Force or Threat of Injury or Serious Damage).
Statutory Provisions: 18 U.S.C. § 1365(c), (d).
1.If death or bodily injury, extreme psychological injury, or substantial property damage or monetary loss resulted, an upward departure may be warranted. See Chapter Five, Part K (Departures).
Historical Note: Effective November 1, 1987. Amended effective November 1, 1990 (see Appendix C, amendment 339).