Commissioner Constance B. Newman has announced the appointment of Melvin L. Doxie to her staff.
Immediately prior to joining her staff, Mr. Doxie served as the Special Assistant to the Executive Director of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
He was also President of Urban Distributors, Inc. of Brooklyn, Now York, where he was responsible for the management of a company which warehoused, sold and distributed food products to 800 chain and independent retail markets. Prior to that, he was both Special Projects Officer for the National Business League and the Administrator of Operations for Pride Economic Enterprises, of Washington, D. C.
Mr. Doxie has attended both Howard and George Washington Universities.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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