CPSC Has Only One Full-Time Toy Tester

The CPSC is so underfunded that they can only afford one full-time toy tester, and his impact test area is located in the swing area behind the door to his cramped office, NYT reports.

The current administration has cut back the agency’s budget during the past seven years, down to $62 million last year.

When Suzanne Barone, the CPSC former poison prevention head, quit in frustration, she said, “Buyer beware, — that is all I have to say.”

Safety Agency Faces Scrutiny Amid Changes [NYT]
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