Today, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), the trade association for America’s most recognized and innovative retail brands, issued the following statement urging the swift confirmation of Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle to lead the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Dana Baiocco to fill Commissioner Marietta Robinson’s seat. RILA also called on the Administration to nominate a third commissioner:
“RILA and its members fully support the CPSC’s critical safety mission. As we continue to work closely with the CPSC on behalf of America’s retailers and their customers, we urge the Senate to swiftly confirm Acting Chairman Buerkle and move forward the confirmation process of Ms. Baiocco,” said Kathleen McGuigan, RILA senior vice president and deputy general counsel.
“During her time as Commissioner and Acting Chair, Buerkle has consistently collaborated with RILA and our membership, as well as manufacturers and consumer advocates, to ensure that consumer products sold in the U.S. market meet the highest safety standards. We are confident that Ms. Buerkle and Ms. Baiocco will help us continue our work with the CPSC to meet our shared consumer-safety goals.
Also, with the recent resignation of Commissioner Joseph Mohorovic, it is urgent that the Administration nominate a third CPSC commissioner to fill this open position to enable the Commission to operate effectively and efficiently.”
RILA is the US trade association for leading retailers. We convene decision-makers, advocate for the industry, and promote operational excellence and innovation. Our aim is to elevate a dynamic industry by transforming the environment in which retailers operate.
RILA members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more than $1.5 trillion in annual sales, millions of American jobs, and more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities, and distribution centers domestically and abroad.