Today, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced its approval of a mandatory standard for consumer products containing button cell batteries, as directed by Reese’s Law (P.L. 117-171). This new standard will protect children and save lives.
The credit for today’s action goes to the families who lost children in tragic accidents involving button cell batteries. I especially want to recognize Reese’s mother, Trista Hamsmith. Her effort, turning grief into action, alongside other stakeholders, led Congress to pass this landmark bill. I also want to thank Senators Marsha Blackburn and Richard Blumenthal and Representatives Jodey Arrington and Robin Kelly, without whose bipartisan leadership this bill would not have advanced.