CPSC Comes Under Fire For Staff Cuts

Law360, New York (July 27, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A commissioner with the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a dire warning on Thursday, cautioning that the agency may soon lack the staff needed to adequately protect the public.

Veteran CPSC commissioner Thomas Moore said in a statement that the agency's career civil servants, who oversee the safety of the country's consumer goods, are suffering from low morale. Moreover, Moore cautioned that two years of staffing and funding cuts have created a situation where the agency is only able to do the bare minimum that is...
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