President Barack Obama announced Tuesday his intent to nominated Inez Moore Tenenbaum as new chair of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Robert S. Adler as a new commissioner of the agency, according to a White House’s statement
Later this summer, President Obama is going to expand the Commission to five Commissioners at CPSC. If confirmed, Robert Adler would fill one of these new posts.
For over fifteen years, the CPSC has operated with only three commissioners. The White House touts that the addition of extra is tangible evidence of the administration’s commitment to restoring the health of the agency, and garner multiple perspectives.
It is a top priority of my administration to ensure that the products the American people depend on are safe. We must do more to protect the American public, especially our nation's children, Obama said.
I am confident this new leadership at the CPSC will revitalize the agency and achieve the high standard of product safety that the American people deserve. he added.