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CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION

REAUTHORIZATION

HEARING

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON
COMMERCE, CONSUMER PROTECTION, AND

COMPETITIVENESS

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON
ENERGY AND COMMERCE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

ONE HUNDREDTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

JUNE 4, 1987

Serial No. 100-47

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COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND COMMERCE

JOHN D. DINGELL, Michigan, Chairman JAMES H. SCHEUER, New York

NORMAN F. LENT, New York HENRY A. WAXMAN, California

EDWARD R. MADIGAN, Illinois PHILIP R. SHARP, Indiana

CARLOS J. MOORHEAD, California JAMES J. FLORIO, New Jersey

MATTHEW J. RINALDO, New Jersey EDWARD J. MARKEY, Massachusetts

WILLIAM E. DANNEMEYER, California THOMAS A. LUKEN, Ohio

BOB WHITTAKER, Kansas DOUG WALGREN, Pennsylvania

THOMAS J. TAUKE, Iowa AL SWIFT, Washington

DON RITTER, Pennsylvania MICKEY LELAND, Texas

DAN COATS, Indiana CARDISS COLLINS, Illinois

THOMAS J. BLILEY, JR., Virginia MIKE SYNAR, Oklahoma

JACK FIELDS, Texas W.J. "BILLY" TAUZIN, Louisiana

MICHAEL G. OXLEY, Ohio RON WYDEN, Oregon

HOWARD C. NIELSON, Utah RALPH M. HALL, Texas

MICHAEL BILIRAKIS, Florida DENNIS E. ECKART, Ohio

DAN SCHAEFER, Colorado WAYNE DOWDY, Mississippi

JOE BARTON, Texas
BILL RICHARDSON, New Mexico

SONNY CALLAHAN, Alabama
JIM SLATTERY, Kansas
GERRY SIKORSKI, Minnesota
JOHN BRYANT, Texas
JIM BATES, California
RICK BOUCHER, Virginia
JIM COOPER, Tennessee
TERRY L. BRUCE, Illinois

Wm. MICHAEL KITZMILLER, Staff Director
PAUL C. SMITH, Minority Counsel/Staff Director

SUBCOMMITTEE ON COMMERCE, CONSUMER PROTECTION, AND COMPETITIVENESS

JAMES J. FLORIO, New Jersey, Chairman JAMES H. SCHEUER, New York

WILLIAM E. DANNEMEYER, California JIM BATES, California

MATTHEW J. RINALDO, New Jersey HENRY A. WAXMAN, California

DON RITTER, Pennsylvania PHILIP R. SHARP, Indiana

HOWARD C. NIELSON, Utah CARDISS COLLINS, Illinois

JOE BARTON, Texas DENNIS E. ECKART, Ohio

NORMAN F. LENT, New York BILL RICHARDSON, New Mexico

(Ex Officio) JOHN D. DINGELL, Michigan (Ex Officio)

GREGORY E. LAWLER, Chief Counsel/Staff Director

RICHARD HUBERMAN, Counsel
FRANK X. FORTUNATO, Professional Staff Member
JAN M. EDELSTEIN, Associate Minority Counsel

(II)

CONTENTS

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Testimony of:

Dawson, Carol G., Vice Chairman, Consumer Product Safety Commission.

DeFiore, Leonard, Executive Director, Consumer Product Safety Commis-

sion.

Fise, Mary Ellen, product safety director, Consumer Federation of Amer-

ica ...

Franklin, Barbara Hackman, president and chief executive officer,

Franklin Associates.....

Graham, Anne, Commissioner, Consumer Product Safety Commission......

Lacy, James V., General Counsel, Consumer Product Safety Commission...

McCann, S. Anthony, Assistant Secretary for Management and Budget,

Department of Health and Human Services..

Pittle, R. David, technical director, Consumers Union

Ryan, Jim, on behalf of American Association of Retired Persons.

Scanlon, Hon. Terrence, Chairman, Consumer Product Safety Commis-

sion ....

Schmeltzer, Dave, Director, Compliance and Administrative Litigation,

Consumer Product Safety

Commission

Snow, David A., Riverside, CA.

Steorts, Nancy Harvey, president, Nancy Harvey Steorts & Associates.......

Material submitted for the record by:

Art Supplies Labeling Coalition, statement..

Bliley, Hon. Thomas J., Jr., statement.......

Center for Occupational Hazards, statement..

Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Competitiveness Subcommittee,

“Serious Head Injuries from Lawn Darts”, article.

Consumer Federation of America:

Letter, dated June 8, 1987 from Mary Ellen Fise to David Schmeltzer.

Letter, dated July 8, 1987 from Mary Ellen Fise to Hon. Howard

Nielson re response to request for additional information.........

Consumer Product Safety Commission:

Commissioner Graham's Response to Mr. Nielson's question

CPSC responses to questions submitted by Chairman Florio.

Letter, dated June 30, 1987 from Edward Harrill to Hon. William

Dannemeyer re responding to June 24, 1987 inquiry to recent lawn

dart incident
Memorandum: ATV policy, from Anne Graham to Chairman Scanlon
Memorandum for the Consumer Product Safety Commission dated

May 14, 1987 from Doug Kmiec......

Responses to questions by Hon. Joe Barton

Humane Society of the United States, statement..

Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, Inc., statement

Snow, David A., letter, dated July 18, 1987 to Hon. Terrence Scanlon.

Statler, Stuart M., A.T. Kearney, Inc, statement

U.S. Public Interest Research Group, statement.

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