THE ROBINSON REPORT #28: Wishing Everyone a Happy and Danger-Free Holiday!

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, […]

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 #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 #6 – Going Back-To-School Safely!

With the start of the school year here, now is a busy time for American consumers. Many of you will soon be heading to the stores to purchase everything from pencils and new outfits to college dorm supplies. While sending children back to school is often an exciting and overwhelming experience, it is also a […]

THE ROBINSON REPORT #5: The Search for Stability…

Last week, I travelled to High Point, NC, the “Furniture Capital of the World,” to attend a Furniture Safety Meeting organized by the American Home Furnishings Alliance (“AHFA”). Close to 70 people came to this meeting to discuss how we may better address the hidden and deadly hazards of furniture and TV tip overs. Furniture […]