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 […]
I invite everyone to visit my Statements page to review my latest comment on the Gree Dehumidifiers Civil Penalty Settlement. To review my statement, please see: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/About-CPSC/Commissioners/Marietta-Robinson/Commissioner-Robinson-Statements/Statement-of-Commissioner-Marietta-S-Robinson-on-the-Gree-Dehumidifiers-Civil-Penalty/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=Robinson+Statements
The International Consumer Product Health & Safety Organization’s (ICPHSO) Annual Meeting and Symposium is this week. ICPHSO’s theme this year is “The Challenge of Change: Collaborating Today for a Safer Tomorrow.” Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle and I are on a panel tomorrow entitled, “Compliance & Enforcement” or “Compliance vs. Enforcement.” During the panel, I will […]
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is constantly engaging in new ways to protect consumers more effectively. In pursuit of that goal, the CPSC’s draft 2016-2020 Strategic Plan was recently released for public comment. Although the language of the Strategic Plan may sound broad, a great deal of thought and effort has gone into what […]
A few weeks ago, our Small Business Ombudsman, Neal Cohen, introduced the Regulatory Robot a new tool that will help keep consumers safe by making it easier for small business owners to determine which mandatory safety standards and testing requirements apply to their products and, thus, make it easier for them to meet those requirements. The […]