August 9, 2012 10:00 AM
Location: Zenger Room
This event is open only to members of The National Press Club and credentialed press.
Newsmaker: Inez Tenenbaum, chairwoman, Consumer Product Safety Commission
“Safety of Consumer Products in the USA: Advancements and the Future of Keeping Safety Standards High.”
DATE: Thursday, Aug. 9
TIME: 10 a.m.
Place: Zenger Room, National Press Club
529 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C.
To mark the four-year anniversary of a landmark consumer product safety law being in effect, Consumer Product Safety Commission Chairwoman Inez Tenenbaum will discuss the dramatic changes and advances that have taken place in the United States and around the world. The U.S. now has the lowest lead limits and strongest crib safety standards in the world.
The chairwoman will also talk about new results from CPSC's efforts to stop dangerous products at U.S. ports, her work with foreign regulators to make imported products safer, and she will discuss new initiatives aimed at giving consumers greater confidence in the safety of the marketplace.
Tenenbaum has transformed CPSC into one of the leading product safety agencies in the world. Starting in July 2009, Tenenbaum established a leadership philosophy aimed at making the agency more accessible and transparent; making education and advocacy a priority; and being firm, but fair, in enforcing safety laws and working to keep unsafe products out of the hands of consumers. In October 2010, she announced a new five-year Strategic Plan (2011-2016), which set forth a twenty-first century mission and vision for CPSC. The Strategic Plan has made CPSC more proactive, more focused on injury prevention, and moved the agency closer to being the recognized global leader in consumer product safety.
Contact: Jamila Bey, event host, (202) 942-3308 firstname.lastname@example.org
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