Hidden Holiday Hazards: Product Safety During the Holiday Season

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Chair of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security will convene a hearing titled, “Hidden Holiday Hazards: Product Safety During the Holiday Season,” at 10:00 am on Tuesday, November 30, 2021.  This hearing will address product safety concerns that often arise around the holidays, such as counterfeit toys with small parts that can be accidentally ingested, and malfunctioning holiday decorations can cause fire hazards, and legislative solutions that can address these dangers.

WITNESSES 

  • Trista Hamsmith, Parent Advocate and Founder of Reese’s Purpose
  • Dr. Ben Hoffman, MD, CPST-I, FAAP, Chair, American Academy of Pediatrics, Council on Injury, Violence, and Poison Prevention Executive Committee
  • Hannah Rhodes, Consumer Watchdog Associate, U.S. PIRG
  • Joan Lawrence, Senior Vice President for Standards and Regulatory Affairs, Toy Industry Association

 

*Witness list subject to change

 

DETAILS

Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security

10:00 a.m.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Committee Hearing Room, Russell 253

 

WATCH LIVE STREAM:  www.commerce.senate.gov

 

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Testimony

  • Trista Hamsmith

    Parent Advocate and Founder of Reese’s Purpose
  • Dr. Ben Hoffman

    MD, CPST-I, FAAP, Chair, American Academy of Pediatrics, Council on Injury, Violence, and Poison Prevention Executive Committee
    Download Testimony (325.42 KB)
  • Hannah Rhodes

    Consumer Watchdog Associate
    U.S. PIRG
  • Joan Lawrence

    Senior Vice President for Standards and Regulatory Affairs
    Toy Industry Association