Hearing: "Keeping Kids and Consumers Safe from Dangerous Products"

Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce (Committee on Energy and Commerce)

Thursday, June 13, 2019 (10:30 AM)

2123 RHOB
Washington, D.C.
This is a legislative hearing.

Witnesses

Ms. Crystal Ellis
Founding Member, Parents Against Tip-Overs

Added 06/11/2019 at 01:53 PM
  • Witness Statement [PDF] Added 06/11/2019 at 01:53 PM
  • Related Witness Support Document #1 [PDF] Added 06/11/2019 at 03:30 PM
  • Witness Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 06/11/2019 at 04:21 PM
  • Witness Biography [PDF] Added 06/11/2019 at 04:27 PM

Captain Chris Parsons
President, Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters

Added 06/11/2019 at 01:53 PM
  • Witness Statement [PDF] Added 06/11/2019 at 05:02 PM
  • Responses to Questions for the Record [PDF] Added 08/05/2019 at 12:19 PM
  • Witness Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 06/11/2019 at 06:06 PM
  • Witness Biography [PDF] Added 06/11/2019 at 05:02 PM

Mr. Charles A. Samuels
Member, Mintz

Added 06/11/2019 at 01:53 PM
  • Witness Statement [PDF] Added 06/11/2019 at 05:02 PM
  • Responses to Questions for the Record [PDF] Added 08/05/2019 at 12:19 PM
  • Witness Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 06/11/2019 at 06:06 PM
  • Witness Biography [PDF] Added 06/11/2019 at 05:02 PM

Mr. Will Wallace
Manager, Home & Products Policy, Consumer Reports

Added 06/11/2019 at 01:53 PM
  • Witness Statement [PDF] Added 06/12/2019 at 10:58 AM
  • (1) “A Hidden Hazard in Your Home,” Consumer Reports, March 2018 (May 2018 issue of the print magazine) [PDF] Added 06/12/2019 at 11:09 AM
  • (2) Comments of Consumer Reports to the CPSC on the advance notice of proposed rulemaking relating to clothing storage unit tip-overs, April 14, 2018 [PDF] Added 06/12/2019 at 11:09 AM
  • (3) “Dangerous Dressers in Our Homes,” Consumer Reports, November 2018 (March 2019 issue of the print magazine [PDF] Added 06/12/2019 at 11:09 AM
  • (4) “Furniture Anchors Not an Easy Fix, as Child Tip-Over Deaths Persist,” with survey report, Consumer Reports, published online November 8, 2018 [PDF] Added 06/12/2019 at 11:09 AM
  • (5) “Ikea Still Sells a Hemnes Dresser Linked to a Child’s Death,” with CR Advocacy press release, Consumer Reports, published online January 8, 2019 [PDF] Added 06/12/2019 at 11:09 AM
  • (6) Letter from Consumer Federation of America, Consumer Reports, Kids In Danger, and Parents Against Tip-Overs to the American Home Furnishings Alliance, January 14, 2019 [PDF] Added 06/12/2019 at 11:09 AM
  • (7) “Furniture manufacturers, government must act now to stop tip-overs, recall dangerous dressers,” Consumer Reports Advocacy press release, February 27, 2019 [PDF] Added 06/12/2019 at 11:09 AM
  • (8) “South Shore Recalls Dresser Linked to Child’s Death,” with CR Advocacy press release, Consumer Reports, published online May 9, 2019 [PDF] Added 06/12/2019 at 11:09 AM
  • (9) “New Ikea Dressers Are Designed to Reduce Tip-Over Injuries and Deaths,” Consumer Reports, published online June 5, 2019 [PDF] Added 06/12/2019 at 11:09 AM
  • (10) “Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper Should Be Recalled, Consumer Reports Says,” with CR Advocacy press releases, Consumer Reports, published online April 8, 2019 [PDF] Added 06/12/2019 at 11:09 AM
  • (11) “Four More Deaths Linked to Infant Sleepers Like the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper,” with CR Advocacy press release [PDF] Added 06/12/2019 at 11:09 AM
  • (12) “Decades-Old Law Hides Dangerous Products and Impedes Recalls,” Consumer Reports, published online April 30, 2019 [PDF] Added 06/12/2019 at 11:09 AM
  • (13) “What Is the Future of the Inclined Sleeper?” Consumer Reports, published online May 7, 2019 [PDF] Added 06/12/2019 at 11:09 AM
  • (14) AAP Task Force on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Infant Deaths: Updated 2016 Recommendations for a Safe Infant Sleeping Environment, Pediatrics, 2016;138(5):e20162938, October 24, 2016 [PDF] Added 06/12/2019 at 11:09 AM
  • (15) “CPSC Fails to Ban Crib Bumpers Dangerous to Infants,” joint press release by the American Academy of Pediatrics, Consumer Federation of America, Consumers Union, and Kids In Danger, November 4, 2016 [PDF] Added 06/12/2019 at 11:09 AM
  • Witness Biography [PDF] Added 06/12/2019 at 10:58 AM

Text of Legislation

  • H.R. 1618 - Nicholas and Zachary Burt Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2019, introduced by Rep. Ann Kuster (D-NH) and Rep. Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-GA) [PDF] Added 06/11/2019 at 10:40 AM
  • H.R. 2211 - STURDY Act, introduced by Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) [PDF] Added 06/11/2019 at 10:40 AM
  • H.R. 3169 - Focusing Attention on Safety Transparency and Effective Recalls (FASTER) Act, introduced by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) [PDF] Added 06/11/2019 at 10:40 AM
  • H.R. 3170 - Safe Cribs Act of 2019, introduced by Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) [PDF] Added 06/11/2019 at 10:40 AM
  • H.R. 3172 - Safe Sleep Act of 2019, introduced by Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-CA) [PDF] Added 06/11/2019 at 10:40 AM
  • H.R.806 - Portable Fuel Container Safety Act of 2019, introduced by Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) and Rep. David Joyce (R-OH) [PDF] Added 06/11/2019 at 10:40 AM
  • H.R.2647 - SOFFA, introduced by Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Rep. H. Morgan Griffith (R-VA) [PDF] Added 06/11/2019 at 10:40 AM

Support Documents

  • Hearing Notice [PDF] Added 06/06/2019 at 05:00 PM
  • Hearing Memo [PDF] Added 06/11/2019 at 10:11 AM
  • Document for the Record - Statement from Safe Kids Worldwide President Torine Creppy [PDF] Added 06/19/2019 at 03:06 PM
  • Document for the Record - Letter from the National Association of Manufacturers [PDF] Added 06/19/2019 at 03:06 PM
  • Document for the Record - Letter from BreathableBaby LLC [PDF] Added 06/19/2019 at 03:06 PM
  • Document for the Record - Letter from the American Home Furnishings Alliance [PDF] Added 06/19/2019 at 03:06 PM
  • Document for the Record - Letter from Kids in Danger and the Consumer Federation of America [PDF] Added 06/19/2019 at 03:06 PM
  • Document for the Record - Letter from the Security Industry Association [PDF] Added 06/19/2019 at 03:06 PM
  • Document for the Record - Letter from Safe Kids Worldwide [PDF] Added 06/19/2019 at 03:06 PM

Member Statements

  • The Honorable Mike Thompson [PDF] Added 06/19/2019 at 03:06 PM
  • Opening Statement - Full Committee Chairman Pallone [PDF] Added 06/19/2019 at 03:15 PM
  • Opening Statement - Subcommittee Ranking Member Rodgers [PDF] Added 08/05/2019 at 12:38 PM
  • Opening Statement - Full Committee Ranking Member Walden [PDF] Added 08/05/2019 at 12:38 PM

Hearing Record

  • Unedited Transcript [PDF] Added 08/05/2019 at 12:19 PM

First Published: June 6, 2019 at 04:58 PM
Last Updated: August 5, 2019 at 12:38 PM