This morning in Washington, DC, the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade is holding a hearing on proposed changes to the landmark Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008. Hearing from three panels, mostly of industry representatives, the subcommittee will look at far reaching changes including changing the requirement that all children’s products should be lead-free, eliminating independent testing for most children’s products and allowing cribs that could be unsafe to remain in child care facilities.

We’ll have an update after the hearing, but were reassured that at least the majority of the commissioners at CPSC still support strong safety measures. Read their analysis of the legislation here and Rachel Weintraub’s testimony here. Rachel is with the Consumer Federation of America and a past KID’s Best Friend honoree — you can see why!