CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum Won't Seek Renomination at End of Term
Inez Tenenbaum, who has chaired the Consumer Product Safety Commission through implementing a controversial product safety law, said Thursday that she won't seek reappointment when her term expires in October.
The commission was under fire in the years leading up to her appointment over lead in toys and children's jewelry, especially from China. Congress passed sweeping legislation, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, in 2008 to address these and other concerns.
During Tenenbaum's tenure, CPSC completed 40 rules called for in the law. The commission also enacted rules that established requirements for children's product certification and third-party testing.