PIA Welcomes New CPSC Chair
Headquartered in Sewickley, Pa., Printing Industries of America (PIA) has welcomed Inez Tenenbaum as chair of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
PIA commended the Obama Administration and the U.S. Senate on the confirmation of Tenenbaum’s appointment. Tenenbaum is the former state superintendent of schools in South Carolina.
PIA encouraged a swift transition in order for the new CPSC team to continue to improve safety and protect children.
“We appreciate the CPSC’s ongoing examination of ordinary books and other printed material as well as the agency’s intent to issue further guidance on how the CPSIA will or will not apply to these products,” said Lisbeth Lyons, PIA’s vice president of government affairs. “Printing Industries believes the test data submitted by the printing and publishing industries fully supports our case that these products are safe and viable for children. We urge the new CPSC leadership to issue a formal determination that ordinary books and other printed material will never be found to contain lead near the CPSIA lead limits.”
Lyons added, “Printing Industries recognizes the CPSC’s acknowledgement that the new law’s overly-broad reach is causing unintended harm to consumers, printers, and publishers. We urge the new chairwoman and her team to promptly exercise their authority to fix the flaws in the CPSIA for both consumers and business.”
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