Published: June 2020

Over 100 organizations join together to oppose Trump nominee

Nancy Beck, the Trump Administration Nominee to chair the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), would be disastrous to consumers everywhere if confirmed. The CPSC is responsible for protecting consumers from hazards posed by consumer products. In a historic show of solidarity, over 100 consumer and environmental groups joined together in opposition to Ms. Beck's nomination. Throughout her career, Ms. Beck has opposed and weakened standards that impact our health, safety, and environment, particularly with respect to toxic chemicals. If confirmed to lead the CPSC, she will be empowered to do even more damage to public health and consumer protection for many years to come.

Over 100 consumer and environmental groups joined together in opposition to Nancy Beck, the Trump Administration’s nominee to chair the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The CPSC is responsible for protecting consumers from hazards posed by consumer products. The agency has the responsibility for ensuring that more than 15,000 products are safe, including toys, household products, furniture, cribs, and recreation equipment including all-terrain vehicles. Robust product safety protects not only consumers, but also workers including those involved in product manufacturing and disposal, as well as fire fighters who face high risk of illness when exposed to smoke from consumer products containing toxic chemicals. From lead paint to flame retardants to toxic per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to asbestos, Ms. Beck has fought for years to weaken safeguards designed to protect public health.

Lead Organization

Consumer Federation of America

Other Organizations

(Partial List) AFL-CIO | American Association for Justice | Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization | Breast Cancer Prevention Partners | CALPIRG | Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund | Center for Biological Diversity | Center for Economic Justice | Center for Environmental Health | Center for Environmental Policy and Management | Center for Justice & Democracy | Center for Science in the Public Interest | Chapel Hill Organization for Clean Energy | Charlie's House | Chicago Consumer Coalition | Citizens' Environmental Coalition | Clean Production Action | Clean Water Action | Collaborative on Health and the Environment | Columbia Consumer Education Council | Coming Clean | Consumer Action | Consumer Advocates Against Reverse Mortgage Abuse | Consumer Assistance Council, Inc. | Consumer Federation of America | Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety | CoPIRG (Colorado) | Data for Justice | Earthjustice | Earthworks | Ecology Center | Endangered Species Coalition | Environmental Defense Fund | Environmental Health Strategy Center | Environmental Working Group | Farmworker Association of Florida | National Consumers League | National Employment Law Project | National PFAS Contamination Coalition | National Women’s Health Network | Natural Resources Defense Council | Nontoxic Certified | Public Citizen | Protect All Children's Environment | RIPIRG | Safer Chemicals Healthy Families | Safer States | Shanes Foundation | Union Veterans Council | UPSTREAM | U.S. Public Interest Research Group WashPIRG | Women's Voices for the Earth | Vermont Conservation Voters | Zero Waste Washington

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