All Fiscal Year 1987 News Releases

A complete list of all news releases from fiscal year 1987.
  • December 16, 1987

    CPSC Cautions Snow Thrower Users

    Consumers who clear driveways and sidewalks with snow throwers are being cautioned by the CPSC to use extreme caution when clearing snow and debris from clogged discharge chutes. According to the Commission , some 4,000 snow thrower users receive hospital emergency room treatment each year for injuries suffered while removing snow. Most are hand and finger cuts and amputations happening when consumers try to clear snow from the discharge chute of the machine or debris from the auger/collectors. CPSC offered the following safety hints for snow thrower users:

  • November 30, 1987

    CPSC Names Associate Executive Director For Economic Analysis

    Warren J. Prunella has been appointed by Chairman Terrence Scanlon as Associate Executive Director for Economic Analysis at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. This appointment is effective December 6, 1987.

  • November 16, 1987

    CPSC Employee Receives Congressional Award For Exemplary Service To The Public

    Ms. Lorraine Hands Lawrence, Public Affairs Specialist, Los Angeles Resident Office, was presented the Congressional Award for Exemplary Service to the Public by Chairman Terrence M. Scanlon at ceremonies on Capitol Hill. Ms. Lawrence was one of three recipients in the United States to be recognized and honored in the ceremony sponsored by Representatives Benjamin A. Gilman (R-NY) and William D. Ford (D-MI). OPM Deputy Director Colvard presided. Also in attendance were Vice-Chairman Carol Dawson, Commissioner Anne Graham, and members of Ms. Lawrence's family and coworkers from the Commission.

  • November 04, 1987

    CPSC Warns Of Potential Braking Problem With Lariat II Riding Lawn Mowers

    In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Roof Manufacturing Company of Pontiac, Illinois today announced a program to alert consumers to a potential braking problem with the company's Lariat II riding lawn mowers.

  • November 04, 1987

    United States Files Suit Against John Dorman Of Kilgore, Texas, Doing Business Under The Names TBI and Attention Sales For Distributing Illegal Fireworks Components

    On behalf of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas has filed suit to enjoin John Dorman doing business under the names TBI and Attention Sales from distributing illegal fireworks components.

  • October 27, 1987

    McCrory Pays Civil Penalty

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today announced that it has accepted a Consent Agreement from McCrory Corporation , in which McCrory agreed to pay a civil penalty of $33,000 to resolve Commission allegations that the firm failed to report a defect in its baby walkers, Reference No. PHT417, as required under the Consumer Product Safety Act.

  • October 05, 1987

    Complaint Filed Against Game-Time Playground Equipment

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced today that United States Attorney Frank W. Donaldson has filed a complaint on the Commission's behalf in federal district court in Birmingham, Alabama, against Game-Time, Inc., a manufacturer of children's playground equipment.

  • October 05, 1987

    Holiday Toy Safety

    With the holiday buying season coming up in the next six to eight weeks, the Consumer Product Safety Commission today asked consumers and consumer groups alike to assist the Commission in watching for potential product hazards especially those for children so that appropriate action can be taken.

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