Statement of Senator Barack Obama on the Consumer Product Safety Commission's Announcement of Tougher Lead Standards
U.S. Senator Barack Obama today released the following statement after the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced tough new standards for lead contaminated products, which would go into effect in February 2009:
"Keeping our children safe from lead-tainted products must be a top priority, and the Consumer Product Safety Commission took an important step forward by announcing tough new standards for products containing lead. However, I remain concerned that these standards will not be implemented until after this year's holiday season, a time when so many American children are exposed to new toys. We must give parents every tool available to protect their children, and I call on the Commission to implement these standards as soon as possible."