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December 27, 1974

In a report submitted to Congress, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Chairman Richard 0. Simpson today determined that 0.5 percent level of lead in paint is "safe" and should continue to be permitted as the maximum lead content in household paints.

December 09, 1974

There were an estimated 5,575,000 household and personal property fires in the US in the year ending April 1974. This figure is part of a fire survey sponsored jointly by the CPSC and the Commerce Department's National Bureau of Standards.

December 09, 1974

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today announced the appointment of Joan F. Green as Director of the Commission's Los Angeles Area Office.

December 06, 1974

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Chairman Richard 0. Simpson today announced that he has accepted, with deep regret, the resignation of Mr. Frederick E. Barrett, CPSC Executive Director, effective January 5, 1975.

December 01, 1974

Wintertime safety tips for Christmas decorations, fireplaces, space heaters, electric baseboard heaters, pots, skiing equipment and snowmobiles arc among the many new fact sheets and brochures available to consumers from the CPSC.

November 28, 1974

As wintry weather and fuel conservation bring fireplaces into increasing popularity, CPSC reminds consumers that more than 6,000 children and adults required hospital emergency room treatment last year for injuries associated with fireplaces and equipment

November 27, 1974

A recent decision by an administrative law judge in a proceeding against a major manufacturer and seller of carpeting has affirmed the authority of CPSC to require the mandatory recall of products that do not comply with regulations issued under the FFA.

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