CPSC Chairman to Honor Consumer Product Safety Leaders

Mar 02, 2011, 17:30 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Chairman Inez Tenenbaum today has established a new Chairman's Commendation Circle Award program to identify and honor people and organizations that have made significant contributions to consumer product safety.

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"There are many people out there working hard to make products safer," says CPSC Chairman, Inez Tenenbaum. "I want to recognize the innovators, highlight those who demonstrate a relentless commitment to product safety, and show appreciation to those who are out there saving lives and preventing injuries like we strive to do every day at CPSC."

Starting today, nominations will be accepted consisting of a cover form available online, a description of the individual or organization, a description of how and to what extent the nominee has contributed to improving consumer product safety and a summary of additional information.  Up to three letters of support or other supporting documents also can be provided.  Additional details are available at www.cpsc.gov/award.

A panel of CPSC staff will screen nominations and forward recommendations to the Chairman. The Chairman will make the final selection of award winners from the candidates presented.  The announcement of awardees will be made on a date to be determined.

Qualifying candidates can be individuals, organizations, businesses, state or local government or other groups residing in or outside of the United States. Completed nominations must be received at CPSC by March 31, 2011.

Anonymous and self nominations will not be considered.

CPSC Public Affairs: 301-504-7908

CPSC Hotline: 800-638-2772

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission