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Congress Grills CPSC, Mattel On Lead In Toys

Law360 (September 19, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Consumer Product Safety Commission officials on Wednesday pleaded with Congress to increase the commission's budget and scope, but were unable to tell the congressional panel how many more inspectors and how much more money it would need to effectively protect consumers from lead in children's toys.

Acting Chairman Nancy Nord and Commissioner Thomas Moore appeared before the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection on Wednesday for the first of two days of hearings on protecting children from lead-tainted imports.

The hearings come after large...
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