Lobbyists scuttle consumer product safety rules

The online journal FairWarning this week reported on how lobbyists from the law firm Bracewell LLP have "specialized in helping product makers thwart rulemaking by the Consumer Product Safety Commission."

One after another, industries have turned to Bracewell to fight unwanted federal standards, and they have not been disappointed. Along with the [recreational off-highway vehicle] rule, Bracewell and its clients in recent years have sidelined mandatory standards aimed at keeping toddlers from being strangled by window blind cords; avoiding carbon monoxide poisoning deaths from portable generators; and preventing thousands of finger amputations by table saws.

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