President Obama has presented Marietta S Robinson as his nominee as a commissioner with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). If confirmed, Ms. Robinson would be in place as the fifth commissioner now leading the government agency. The CPSC oversees the quality and safety of over 15,000 everyday consumer products. Ms. Robinson would represent an agency charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death potentially caused by many types of products manufactured, distributed and sold in the United States.
Ms. Robinson’s experience includes more than a decade of legal work in complex litigation, a Fellowship of the International Society of Barristers, as well as service as a fellow in both the American and Michigan Bar Foundations. If approved by the senate, Robinson will fill Democrat Thomas H. Moore’s vacated seat, allowing democrats to regain control of the commission. Robinson pronounced her excitement about being nominated, stating, “I’m very, very honored to be nominated, and I hope to get through Senate confirmation quickly.”
Many tragic deaths and serious injuries could be avoided if corporations paid less attention to their bottom line, and more attention to preventive engineering and consumer education. Too often, manufacturers pour money into self-serving public relations campaigns, rather than critical safety measures to protect the consumers who use their products. Although an underfunded and understaffed CPSC works diligently to uncover products that have the potential to inflict harm, the civil justice system remains an important check against the harm caused by defective products that nevertheless make their way into the streams of commerce.
If you or a family member has suffered significant personal injuries, or if a loved one has suffered a wrongful death as the result of a defective product, contact the law office of Swartz & Swartz, P.C. Call (617) 742-1900 in the Boston area, or for clients in greater Massachusetts, New England, or other states across the U.S., call toll-free at 1-800-545-3732. Our product liability attorneys are here to answer your questions and protect your legal rights.