“Scientists Warn Against Consumer Protection Nominee”

“President Trump's nominee to lead the Consumer Product Safety Commission is Nancy Beck, a toxicologist who currently leads chemical and pesticide regulation at the Environmental Protection Agency.

The CPSC is the top federal consumer watchdog in the country. Its five-member board, which Beck will lead for seven years if she is confirmed, is responsible for reviewing safety information and collecting injury reports for more than 15,000 types of products, from baby toys to sports equipment to home appliances.

The commissioners oversee product recalls and safety bulletins, as well as gathering information about potentially dangerous products.”

Rebecca Hersher reports for NPR June 16, 2020.

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