Sen. Moran to Hold Oversight Hearing on Consumer Product Safety Commission

October 2, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — 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.
“Protecting consumers from safety threats is a top priority of this subcommittee in its oversight of the CPSC,” Sen. Moran said. “The hearing will examine the Commission’s recall process and how it works with the regulated community to expedite the removal of potentially dangerous products from the marketplace.”
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.
Panel I:

•    The Honorable Elliot Kaye, Chairman, Consumer Product Safety Commission
•    The Honorable Ann Marie Burekle, 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