THE ROBINSON REPORT #24: Let Us Make Guns Safer

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 […]

THE ROBINSON REPORT #23: Furniture is best when it is safe and STURDY!

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 […]

THE ROBINSON REPORT #21: Investing in Tomorrow Today – Piloting the Youth Incentive Program

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 […]

THE ROBINSON REPORT #20: Joint Statement Recognizing and Thanking Ms. Stephanie Tsacoumis for Her Service as CPSC’s General Counsel

Please see my joint statement with Commissioner Buerkle recognizing and thanking Ms. Stephanie Tsacoumis for her service as CPSC’s General Counsel at      

THE ROBINSON REPORT #18: Statement on the Gree Dehumidifiers Civil Penalty

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:          

THE ROBINSON REPORT #17: ICPHSO & Changing the CPSC’s Delegation for a Safer Tomorrow!

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 ROBINSON REPORT #16: #KeepingConsumersSafe!

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 […]

THE ROBINSON REPORT #15: Saying Hello and Goodbye to Safety Icons!

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 […]