Consumers Union, together with five other consumer and science groups, today expressed continued support for the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), and urged President Obama to appoint new leadership to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to help implement the new law. The statement, in part, reads:
"In recent weeks, a number of misleading statements about the testing requirements of an important new product safety law have appeared in the media, on blogs and on other Web sites. While we have urged the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to promptly address reasonable concerns that have been raised regarding compliance, and provide better information about the new law, our organizations all agree that the law is fundamentally sound and essential to ensuring a safer marketplace."
The full statement from the groups, which include Consumers Union, the Consumer Federation of America, the Union of Concerned Scientists, Kids in Danger, U.S. Public Interest Research Group and Public Citizen is available here. The letter from the groups to President Obama is available here.