Thursday, May 20, 2010

CPSIA - I Will Be Appearing on 60 Minutes This Sunday re CPSIA

I wanted to let you know that I will be featured as part of a 60 Minutes segment on the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) phthalates ban. The segment will air this Sunday (May 23) on CBS and is entitled "Are They Safe?". If you miss it, you can watch it later on the 60 Minutes website. This is a very important development in our continuing effort to force change in the CPSIA. 60 Minutes is the number one news program in the world and one of the most watched programs in the United States of any kind.

My interview was filmed last September at Learning Resources' office. I was interviewed by Lesley Stahl for this feature. We have not seen the segment yet (we will see it when you see it). We are hopeful that 60 Minutes will draw attention to the doubtful and wasteful impact of this law on law-abiding companies like ours.

Get the popcorn ready - we're going to have an interesting Sunday evening this week!


1 comment:

Tim Holt said...

Hey Rick,
Just a short note to congratulate you on your 60 Minutes appearance (it may be a first for NSSEA members!). Not only was your spot right on, but I thought the entire piece was rather balanced.
Too bad the public isn't aware that this situation is far down the path or of the full burden it imposes on you and others.
You are the industry's champion on this issue.
Well done.
Best Regards, Tim
Tim Holt
NSSEA President/CEO