Posted on May 09, 2007
President Bush has nominated Michael Baroody, one of Corporate America's leading the anti-consumer spokesmen to head the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) our governments top agency charged with protecting millions of consumers from injury and death due to unsafe products. A hearing on his nomination will likely take place in the U.S. Senate next week. For the past 13 years, Baroody has served as Executive Vice President of the national Association of Manufacturers, a huge K Street lobbying firm whose goal is to help big manufacturers evade responsibility for their negligence. If confirmed to head the CPSC Baroody could dismantle decades of laws designed to protect consumers from such dangerous products as flammable children's pajamas to deadly collapsing cribs. During his career trying to help big businesses avoid accountability, Baroody has: opposed attempts to ban tobacco billboards near schools supported allowing higher levels of arsenic in drinking water supported allowing companies to keep secret their documents regarding unsafe products lobbied to allow corporations to evade responsibility for all kinds of deadly negligence For more information visit www.stopbaroody.com Those who oppose allowing Mr. Baroody to destroy the effectiveness of the Consumer Product Safety Commission are encouraged to contact their United States Senators.