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Protecting Americans from Dangerous Products: Is the Consumer Product Safety Commission Fulfilling Its Mission? Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, April 9, 2019   [open pdf - 2MB]

This is the April 9, 2019 hearing "Protecting Americans from Dangerous Products: Is the Consumer Product Safety Commission Fulfilling Its Mission" held before the House Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. From the opening statement of Jan Schakowsky: "The fundamental questions that we must answer today is found in the hearing's title: Is the Consumer Product Safety Commission [CPSC] fulfilling its mission to protect consumers? Unfortunately for consumers, the data doesn't suggest that the CPSC is doing all it can to fulfill its mission. CPSC's ability to protect consumers from unsafe products relies on its ability to conduct effective and efficient investigations and issue recalls. However, over the last 3 years, the CPSC recall actions have slowed dramatically. In 2016, when Commissioner Kaye was serving as chairman, the Commission issued 332 recalls. Since then, that number has sunk pretty precipitously as last year there were only 258 recalls issued." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Robert S. Adler, Dana Baiocco, Ann Marie Buerkle, Peter A. Feldman, Elliot F. Kaye, Rachel Weintraub, Remington A. Gregg, S. Mike Gentine, and Nancy Cowles.

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Serial No. 116-23
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Date:
2020
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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