The holiday season is one of the happiest and most festive times of the year! We can try to keep it happy and safe for everyone by following these important tips. First, be cautious of any open flames. Candles and flames are a beautiful sight during the holidays, but caution should be used around them, […]
Although portable generators provide important electrical power in a number of situations, they are extremely dangerous as they are presently designed. Most people have no idea just how dangerous they are. A portable generator emits about 450 times more carbon monoxide (CO) than an idling automobile!! CO poisonings from portable generators usually occur when people […]
Padded crib bumpers are infant bedding accessories intended to line the sides of an infant’s crib. However, padded crib bumpers pose a significant hazard for infants and young children: asphyxiation. Dozens of infants and young children either die or are injured each year due to crib bumpers. This is unacceptable and completely avoidable. I have […]
Much has been written about how potentially contentious family Thanksgivings may be this year in America resulting from the outcome of the recent election and subsequent discussions about how divided our country seems to be. As a CPSC Commissioner, my concerns this year are much broader and deeper than simply my own family’s Thanksgiving dinner. […]
The astronomical numbers of casualties in this country that result from guns have many causes. Each of those causes calls for a separate analysis concerning prevention. As a Commissioner at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), I would like to focus today on the substantial percentage of injuries and deaths which are not the […]
I am delighted that Senators Casey (D-PA), with Senators Blumenthal (D-CT) and Klobuchar (D-MN) as co-sponsors, and Congresswoman Schakowsky (D-IL) introduced the “Stop Tip-overs of Unstable, Risky Dressers on Youth Act” or “STURDY Act” (see news reports here and here). The STURDY Act directs the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) to promulgate a mandatory […]
Please see my statement related to the appropriateness of CPSC’s civil monetary penalties generally and the recent CPSC settlements with Teavana Corporation and Jarden Consumer Solutions here.
In 2014, I attended the St. Louis University’s, the Center for Supply Chain Management, Product Safety Management Course Final Workshop and Graduation. For the class final workshop, I assigned a challenging CPSC problem: how to improve recall effectiveness. During the class presentations, one student proposed an idea to target grassroots, community-based volunteer organizations and provide […]
Please see my joint statement with Commissioner Buerkle recognizing and thanking Ms. Stephanie Tsacoumis for her service as CPSC’s General Counsel at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/About-CPSC/Commissioners/Marietta-Robinson/Commissioner-Robinson-Statements/Joint-Statement-Recognizing-and-Thanking-Ms-Stephanie-Tsacoumis-for-her-service-as-CPSCs-General-Counsel/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=Robinson+Statements.
I am delighted to be posting a joint blog with Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle as this year’s National Women’s History Month comes to a close. Commissioner Buerkle and I were confirmed together by the U.S. Senate in 2013 and are currently the only women CPSC Commissioners. Since 1980, the United States has been celebrating women’s […]