Consumer Product Safety and the Recall Process

October 8, 2015

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), chairman of the Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security Subcommittee, will convene a hearing entitled "Consumer Product Safety and the Recall Process” on Thursday, October 8th at 10:00 a.m.
 
The hearing marks the subcommittee's second oversight hearing focused on the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) following a general oversight hearing held in June. Witnesses are expected to provide testimony on recalls issued by the CPSC and the Commission’s partnerships with industry designed to increase its market surveillance capabilities and remove potentially harmful products from the marketplace as quickly as possible.
 
Witnesses:
 
Panel I:

•    The Honorable Elliot Kaye, Chairman, Consumer Product Safety Commission
•    The Honorable Ann Marie Buerkle, Commissioner, Consumer Product Safety Commission
 
Panel II:

•    Mr. Frederick Locker, Partner, Locker Greenberg & Brainin LLP, on behalf of the National Association of Manufacturers
•    Mr. Jonathan Gold, Vice President, National Retail Federation
•    Ms. Cheryl Falvey, Partner, Crowell & Moring (former CPSC General Counsel)
•    Ms. Nancy Cowles, Executive Director, Kids In Danger
 
Hearing Details:
 
Thursday, October 8, 2015
10:00 a.m.
 
Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security Subcommittee Hearing entitled "Consumer Product Safety and the Recall Process”
 
This hearing will take place in Senate Russell Office Building, Room 253. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on www.commerce.senate.gov.

For reporters interested in reserving a seat, please contact the press gallery:

• Periodical Press Gallery – 202-224-0265

• Radio/Television Gallery – 202-224-6421

• Press Photographers Gallery – 202-224-6548

• Daily Press Gallery – 202-224-0241

Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid or service, including closed captioning service for the webcast hearing, should contact Stephanie Gamache at 202-224-5511 at least three business days in advance of the hearing date.

Webcast

Majority Statement

  • Chairman Jerry Moran

Witness Panel 1

Witness Panel 2