Hidden Holiday Hazards: Product Safety During the Holiday Season

November 30, 2021

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

 

*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

 

Due to current limited access to the Capitol complex, the general public is encouraged to view this hearing via the live stream. Social distancing is now lifted for vaccinated members of the press who wish to attend. The Office of the Attending Physician recommends that all individuals wear masks while in interior spaces and other individuals are present

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