Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois

Commerce, Trade And Consumer Protection Subcommittee Hearing On Lead-tainted Imports

Sep 18, 2007
Press Release

Washington D.C. ---- Congressman Bobby L. Rush, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection will hold a hearing on Wednesday, September 19, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. and Thursday, September 20, 2007, at 10:00 a.m., both days in room 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “Protecting Children from Lead-Tainted Imports.” Panels I and II will testify Wednesday; Panels III and IV will testify Thursday. The hearing will be broadcast via the Committee web site,     

Witnesses will address recent findings of lead in imported children’s products, as well as broader trends in trade and globalization that have contributed to unsafe imports.  Many of the products containing lead were imported from China; the discovery of the poisonous metal resulted in recalls of millions of toys and other items. 
Panel I (Sept. 19)
Nancy Nord, Acting Chairman, CPSC
Thomas Moore, Commissioner, CPSC
Panel II (Sept. 19)
Robert Eckert, CEO, Mattel, Inc.
Panel III (Sept. 20)
Dana Best, M.D., M.P.H.
Children’s National Medical Center
Olivia D. Farrow, Esq., R.S.
Assistant Commissioner
Division of Environmental Health Baltimore City Health Department
Michael Green
Executive Director
Center for Environmental Health
Lori Wallach
Global Trade Watch
Mary Teagarden
Professor of Global Strategy
Thunderbird School of Global Management
Panel IV (Sept. 20)
Carter Keithley
Toy Industry Association, Inc.
Allen Thompson
Vice President,
Global Supply Chain Policy Retail Industry Leaders Association
Michael Gale
Fashion Jewelry Trade Association
Gary E. Knell
CEO and President
Sesame Workshop
Kathie Morgan
Vice President, Technical Committee Operations
ATSM International