April 2, 2019

BETHESDA, MD – Peter Feldman, commissioner of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), today announced a new addition to his staff.

Theodore R. Tanzer joined Commissioner Feldman’s staff on April 1, 2019, as an attorney advisor.  He previously worked as a law clerk for Chairman Wicker on the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.  Mr. Tanzer received a B.A. from Hobart College, and a J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law.

“Teddy’s broad experience working on consumer protection and manufacturing policy, safety, and regulatory issues will serve him well at CPSC,” said Feldman.  “I’m glad to have him on board as a key advisor who will work to advance the agency’s safety mission."

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at 800-638-2772 or teletypewriter at 301-595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.