Trudy Bryan has been named Special Assistant to Consumer Product Safety Commissioner Barbara Hackman Franklin.
Ms. Bryan previously worked for The Council for Exceptional Children, an organization of 50,000 educators and others who work with handicapped and gifted children.
Prior to employment at the Council, she served as an aide to U.S. Senator Bob Dole of Kansas and also served in a senior management capacity at the Missouri-Kansas division of the R. H. Macy Co, Kansas City, Mo.
Ms. Bryan, 32, is a native of Abilene, Kansas. She earned a Bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission was created by Congress in October, 1972 and activated on May 14, 1973. It has the authority to issue and enforce mandatory safety standards for more than 10,000 consumer products used by American families and can ban hazardous products from the marketplace. The Commission was specifically charged by Congress to reduce unreasonable risks of injury associated with consumer products.
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.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at 800-638-2772 or teletypewriter at 301-595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.
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