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Chicago toddler inspires new safety law

The chair of the Consumer Product Safety Commission visits Chicago tomorrow to discuss new safety measures under the Danny Keysar Safety Notification Act, named for a Chicago toddler, which went into effect June 28.

Joining CPSC chair Inez Tenenbaum will be Linda Ginzel and Boaz Keysar, Danny’s parents.  They founded the nonprofit advocacy group Kids In Danger twelve years ago, after 16-month-old Danny died when a crib collapsed at a childcare center – and they learned that the crib had been recalled five years earlier.

(As noted here in 2007, the feeble efforts of the underfunded, industry-oriented commission to publicize the crib’s defects were characterized as a “silent recall” at the time.)

The new law is designed to increased product recall effectiveness, and makes product registration cards mandatory for an array of children’s products, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Tenenbaum, Ginzel and Keysar will be joined by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Rachel Weintraub of the Consumer Federation of America at 2 p.m., Thursday, July 22, at the University of Chicago Gleacher Center, 450 N. Cityfront Plaza.

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