According to news reports, a new award for contributions toward consumer product safety was recently announced by the chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The Chairman’s Circle of Commendation Award honors individuals or organizations whose work directly improves product safety by preventing deaths and injuries for the public. The recipients of this award include, Consumer Reports, and its policy and advocacy division, Consumers Union, ASTM Subcommittee F15.18, Nancy Cowles, Gary Smith and Gene Rider. Each has, in their own way, pushed the envelope with safety innovations, advocacy, or product testing.
As an Olympia personal injury attorney, I know the importance of monitoring product safety after having witnessed the extent of the injuries that can result from the use of defective products. If you have been injured through the use of a defective product, it may be in your best interests to consult an experienced personal injury lawyer in your area to discuss your rights as a consumer and the possible legal avenues that may be available to you.