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Assignment (3) Me 403-001 10/3/2017 The Unites States Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent federal regulatory agency which is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury associated with the use of many types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. CPSC develops uniform safety standards, conducts research into illnesses and injuries that are related to the product and educate consumers through the media and many organizations. CPSC is responsible of protecting consumers and families from products that have fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) was created in 1972 when Congress passed the Consumer Product Safety Act to protect the public “against unreasonable risks of injuries associated with consumer products”. The CPSC has five commissioners who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate, each serving seven-year terms. Historically, three commissioners or fewer ran CPSC. The President designates one as Chairman. Currently, Ann Marie Buerkle is acting Chairman
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