Ann Brown calls on CPSC Chair to examine her Top Ten List – product safety

Ann Brown calls on CPSC Chair to examine her Top Ten List – product safety – Brief Article

Former CPSC Chair Ann Brown has issued a challenge to the newly confirmed CPSC Chairman by issuing a Top Ten Safety List. She issued the list on behalf of her nonprofit group, SAFE (Safer America for Everyone). (14)

Brown says she isn’t trying to tell the Commission what to do, but that she believes these are things that must be done in the interest of consumer safety.

Brown’s list includes:

* A standard requiring a product registration safety card

* An upholstered furniture flammability standard

* A new standard for baby bath seats

* A new federal standard for clothes dryers

* A new mandatory standard for portable bed rails

* A mandatory standard for gunlocks

* A recall of certain Daisy BB guns

* A mandatory standard to reduce fires caused by electric ranges

* A mandatory “fire-safe” cigarette standard

* A ban on the use of arsenic in pressure treated wood used in playground equipment.

It is interesting to note that Brown did not include one voluntary industry action in her list.

(14) From the web site of Safer America for Everyone (SAFE) www.saferam.org.

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