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By Andrew P. Napolitano
Obama's veil of secrecy is pierced
Topic - Consumer Product Safety Commission
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is an independent agency of the United States government created in 1972 through the Consumer Product Safety Act to protect "against unreasonable risks of injuries associated with consumer products." The CPSC is an independent agency that does not report to nor is part of any other department or agency in the federal government. The CPSC is generally headed by three commissioners nominated by the President of the United States and confirmed by the Senate for staggered seven year terms.<ref name="faq"/> The commissioners set policy for the CPSC. Although the CPSC is usually three appointed commissioners, the CPSC currently has five appointed commissioners. CPSC is located in Bethesda, Maryland. - Source: Wikipedia
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is run by humorless folks who are pleased to ban little toys on the remote chance that a child somewhere might skin a knee or bruise an elbow. They're out to bubble-wrap society.
Sen. Charles Schumer on Sunday called for safer packaging for children's medicine bottles in order to help prevent an estimated 10,000 emergency room visits a year.
Six retailers have agreed to a voluntary recall of a brand of potentially dangerous high-powered magnet sets after the manufacturer refused to participate.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning parents to be careful with those little single-load liquid laundry packets.
The killjoys at the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are trying to ban a popular toy known as Buckyballs. These are balls made from powerful rare-earth magnets that stick together and can be rearranged into interesting geometric shapes. It's just the sort of thing one would expect to see on the desk of a corporate executive for use as a stress reliever during a boring conference call.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday that injuries involving falls from ladders while stringing lights, cuts from broken glass ornaments and other decorating activities are on the rise.
The Obama administration has recognized that excessive and unnecessarily burdensome regulation is a drag on the economy. As the administration has worked to promote job creation, it has publicized its efforts directing agencies to eliminate or revise unnecessarily burdensome and inefficient regulations. Apparently, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has not gotten the word.
The amount of lead allowed in toys and other children's products sold in the U.S. will soon be reduced to one of the lowest limits in the world. The move was praised by consumer advocates but denounced by critics worried about job losses and shuttered businesses.
That splintering noise you heard Tuesday was the sound of tens of thousands of safe cribs being thrown into Dumpsters by financially distressed retailers. We arrived here along the all-too-familiar path of congressional mandates and regulatory excess. For anyone who still doubts that our economy is being strangled by executive agencies churning out burdensome and unwarranted regulation, chilling proof can be found in the economic waste caused by the Consumer Product Safety Commission's (CPSC) handling of the congressional mandate to promulgate retroactive safety standards for cribs.
From bottle rocket to homespun explosive, every firework needs a safety buffer, according to new data released by the Consumer Product Safety Commission at a Tuesday morning conference on pyrotechnic hazards.
The government is warning people to stay out of those giant see-through inflatable spheres known as "water walking balls" because of the risk of suffocation or drowning.
The Republican-led House of Representatives is fighting back against big-money plaintiffs' attorneys who use campaign cash to control congressional Democrats.
Consumer advocates are eagerly awaiting March 11, the formal launch date for the government database SaferProducts.gov, where people can share complaints of injury or worse from everyday products such as cribs, highchairs, space heaters and toasters. But the database, overseen by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, isn't universally popular.
Almost 10,000 infants and toddlers are hurt in crib and playpen accidents each year, according to the first nationwide analysis of emergency room treatment for these injuries.
The government has again delayed independent safety tests required for many toys, youth all-terrain vehicles and other children's products as part of a 2008 anti-lead law _ a move meant to help small businesses burdened by the law.