Yesterday, Alex Hoehn-Saric was sworn in as Chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). He most recently served as Chief Counsel of the U.S House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce, and we’ve had the pleasure of working with him to further children’s product safety. As Acting Chair, Bob Adler led the agency for the past four years.
In his testimony before the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee earlier this year, Alex Hoehn-Saric stated that he has worked on numerous consumer protection laws that have been implemented by the CPSC including the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (part of which is named after Danny Keysar), and said “the public has a right to expect that the products they buy online areas safe as those they buy at the corner store…if confirmed, I will use CPSC’s resources strategically in coordination with other government agencies to reduce the flow of violative products entering the country.”
KID applauds the President Biden for nominating Alex Hoehn-Saric and the Senate for confirming him. We look forward to continuing to work with him and his team to protect children from hazards such as unstable dressers, unsafe infant sleep products, ingestion hazards like magnets and button batteries, and more.
We call on the Senate to confirm President Biden’s two other nominees for CPSC Commissioners, Mary Boyle and Richard Trumka Jr. so the CPSC can work at full capacity.