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Printing industries welcomes new CPSC commissioners

Press release from the issuing company

Washington, D.C. -- Printing Industries of America, the world's largest graphic arts trade association, issued the following statement today welcoming Robert Adler and Anne M. Northup as Commissioners to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Printing Industries of America commends the Obama Administration and the U.S. Senate on the confirmation of Robert Adler and Anne M. Northup as Commissioners to the CPSC.

The association looks forward to working with both Commissioner Adler, a former senior staff member at the CPSC, and Commissioner Northup, who served five terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, to achieve an administrative fix to implementation problems surrounding the regulation of children's books and other printed matter under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).

Printing Industries encourages a swift transition in order for the new CPSC team to continue its mission to improve safety and protect children. At the same time, Printing Industries urges the CPSC to address the continued marketplace confusion and economic uncertainty resulting from the implementation to-date of a strict, overzealous CPSIA passed by Congress in 2008. The new law is causing-and will continue to cause-unintended harm to consumers, printers, and publishers.

Printing Industries urges the new CPSC team to promptly exercise its authority to fix the flaws in the CPSIA for both consumers and businesses. Under the leadership of Chairwoman Tenenbaum and a full five-member commission, Printing Industries remains optimistic that a safe, common-sense solution to these problems will be achieved.