CPSC Broken, Can't Issue Involuntary Recall Of Dangerous ATV For Children

CPSC Broken, Can't Issue Involuntary Recall Of Dangerous ATV For Children

Meet the Kazuma Meerkat 50 Youth All-Terrain Vehicle. It has no front brakes, no parking brake and can be started in gear. It is meant for 6 to 11 year-olds. Why isn’t it being recalled?

CPSC Still Unable To Form Voltron

CPSC Still Unable To Form Voltron

For those who resent government interference in industry’s ability to make baby strollers that don’t fit through doorways, Baroody’s withdrawal of his nomination as CPSC commissioner has an ancillary benefit.

BREAKING: Baroody Withdraws CPSC Nomination

BREAKING: Baroody Withdraws CPSC Nomination

Michael Baroody withdrew his nomination for head of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Stop Michael Baroody

Stop Michael Baroody

A campaign to stop Michael Baroody from getting nominated as head of the Consumer Product Safety Commission sprung up at StopBaroody.com. While Baroody was Executive Vice President of NAM, the manufacturer’s lobby:

Tell Your Senator To Oppose Nominating Guy Who Hates Product Safety As Head Of Product Safety

Tell Your Senator To Oppose Nominating Guy Who Hates Product Safety As Head Of Product Safety

Eight consumers groups have united to oppose the nomination of Michael Baroody for the head of the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Baroody is the executive vice president of the National Association of Manufacturers, which has consistently worked to undermine the very efforts of the organization Bush knighted Baroody to helm.

Consumer Reports On Baroody Nomination

Consumer Reports On Baroody Nomination

Consumer Reports weighs in on Bush’s nomination of Michael Baroody, former National Association of Manufacturer’s (NAM) spokesman (emphasis added):

Michael Baroody Gets CPSC Nomination Nod, White House Confirms

Michael Baroody Gets CPSC Nomination Nod, White House Confirms

The White House broke its press blackout and confirmed that Bush intends to nominate Michael Baroody for chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, WSJ online reported today at 5:20 pm.

Bush Expected To Nominate Industry Lobbyist To Head CPSC

Bush Expected To Nominate Industry Lobbyist To Head CPSC

The President plans to install Baroody over President’s Day weekend as a recess appointment. The recess appointment, which is usually reserved at the end of a session or during the Senate’s summer recess, will be effective until the adjournment of the 110th Congress in 2008. After that, if the Senate doesn’t confirm the nominee, the position again becomes vacant.