CPSC Head To Washington Post: My Trips Paid For By Manufacturers Were Okay!

A letter to the editor by CPSC chairperson Nancy was published in the Washington Post today. She feels that the Washington Post misrepresented the nature of several trips she took, trips which were paid for in full or in part by companies under her agency’s domain. Particularly, she got peeved about people saying how the CPSC has only one toy inspector.

The characterization comes about from a NYT article in early September which reported the CPSC has only one full-time toy inspector, pictured, performing his impact tests in the swing area behind the door to his cramped office. See how we slice the hairs on that one?

Committed to Consumer Safety [Washington Post]
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