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Product Safety Law in Disarray as Deadline Nears

3:43 PM MST | February 5, 2009 | Kara Sissell

The Four Democrats have asked President Obama to seek the resignation of Nancy Nord, the head of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), saying she “grossly mishandled” a product safety law banning lead and some phthalates in products intended for children under 12 years old. Senator John D. Rockefeller (D., WV), Senator Mark Pryor (D., AR), Representative Henry Waxman (D., CA), and Representative Bobby Rush (D., IL) say Nord, who was appointed during the previous administration, should step down because she has mismanaged implementation of the...

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