CPSIA Update: First Order of Business for CPSC Nominees

A statement just released by John Engler, president of the National Association of Manufacturers:

The NAM commends President Obama’s nominations of Inez Moore Tenenbaum to chair the CPSC and Robert S. Adler as a new Commissioner and welcomes the President’s proposals to increase the agency’s budget.

Manufacturers encourage swift action on the nominations so the CPSC can sharpen its focus on improving safety and protecting children. The first order of business should be to fix the problems with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). The new law’s overly-broad reach is causing unintended harm to consumers and businesses alike and has jeopardized the agency’s ability to meet critical safety priorities.

We hope the new chairwoman and her team will move quickly to fix the flaws in the CPSIA and stop the marketplace chaos that threatens the economy and jobs.


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