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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Washington, DC 20207
Office of Information and Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 4, 1977 Release # 77-085
CPSC Announces Appointments To Advisory Committees
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 4) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) today announced the appointment of 27 new members to the Commission's three advisory panels -- the Product Safety Advisory Council, the Technical Advisory Committee on Poison Prevention Packaging, and the National Advisory Committee for the Flammable Fabrics Act. These three committees were established in the laws the agency administers. The new representatives will replace members whose terms expired in June, 1977. The new appointees were drawn from consumers, industry and government, and will serve on the advisory panels for two years, through June 1979. The Commission selected these individuals from over 1200 applicants with diverse backgrounds, professional experience and interests. The Product Safety Advisory Council provides the Commission with advice on major policies and on approaches to particular issues and problems related to product safety. Eight new members have been appointed to the Product Safety Advisory Council, a 15 member group comprised of 5 consumer representatives, 5 industry representatives and 5 government representatives. The three new consumer representatives are:
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Maurine Neuberger, Home-maker, Portland, Oregon. Mrs. Neuberger is a former U.S. Senator. Helen Savage, Volunteer Consultant, Virginia Citizens Consumer Council, Springfield, Virginia. Stephen Permut, Assistant Professor, Marketing, Yale School of Organization Management, New Haven, Connecticut.
The two new industry representatives are:
Helen Lamoureux, Assistant Vice President, Director of Consumer Affairs and Social Responsibility, AMFAC, Inc., San Francisco, California. John Sullivan, Chairman and President, Ski1 Corp., Chicago, Illinois.
The three new government representatives are:
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Ferguson Brew, Deputy Director, Governor's Office of Consumer Protection Baton Rouge, Louisiana. John Easton, Assistant Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division, Burlington, Utah. Christine Ling, Health Education Officer, Hawaii State Department of Health, Honolulu, Hawaii.
The Technical Advisory Committee on Poison Prevention Packaging provides CPSC with advice on the administration of the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. Eight new representatives have been appointed to the Technical Advisory Committee, an 18 member panel composed of 8 consumer representatives, 8 industry representatives, one representative appointed by the Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare and one representative appointed by the Secretary of the Department of Commerce. The five new consumer representatives to the Technical Advisory Committee are:
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Welzie Allen, M.D., Pediatrician/Pediatric Cardiologist, Spokane Pediatric group, Spokane, Washington. Amanda Blount, Director, In-Patient Detoxification Unit, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Rose Dagirmanjian, Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky. Luis Hernandez, Director of Pharmacy, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, New York. Jane Speaker, Chief Toxicologist, City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsyvlania.
The three new industry representatives are:
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Robert Buie, Executive Director and President, Child-Related Research Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah. Nathan Primack, Regulatory Affairs Manager, Chemical Division, Abbot Laboratories, North Chicago, Illinois. Frank Takano, Head Pharmacist, Go-Guy Drug Store, #16, Seattle, Washington.
The National Advisory Committee for the Flammable Fabrics Act provides advice to the Commission on flammability standards and regulations. Eleven new representatives have been appointed to the National Advisory Committee, a 20 member group comprised of 10 consumer representatives and 10 industry representatives. The six new consumer representatives to the National Advisory Committee are:
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Jean Ewell, Home-maker and Volunteer Consultant with Human Relations Department, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Juanita Fleming, Professor and Assistant Dean for Graduate Education in Nursing, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. Claudia Frese, Assistant Director of Regional Housing Center, Florida AFTM University, Tallahassee, Florida. Rosalie King, Assistant Professor, Textile Science School of Home Economics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. Catherine Nichols, Patient Care Coordinator, Bothin Burn Unit, Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, San Francisco, California. Lewis Thompson, M.D., Associate Professor and Chairman of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
The five new industry representatives on the Committee are:
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Carol Anne Dupraz,R&D Product Development, GAF Corp., Greenwich, Connecticut. Louise Peach, Manager of Testing Laboratory, Marshall Field 6 Co., Chicago, Illinois. James Rayburn, President and Chief Scientist, Guilford Laboratories, Greensboro, North Carolina. Carl Rosenblueth, President, Loomtex Corp., New York, New York. William Wald, Vice President, Manufacturing, Commercial Affiliates, Greenville, South Carolina.
The Commission also extended for one year the terms of three committee members who had been appointed in 1976 to fill unexpired terms. The members and their committees are:
Robert McCleary, Manager of Consumer Affairs, Consumer Product Division, Corning Glassworks, New York. First appointed in October 1976 as an industry representative on the Product Safety Advisory Council. Rena Plaxe, Director, Office of Consumer Affairs, Parsippany-Troy Hills Township, New Jersey. First appointed in October 1976 as an government representative on the Product Safety Advisory Council. Phillip Wakelyn, Manager, Environmental Safety Technology, National Cotton Council of America, Memphis, Tennessee. First appointed in July 1976 as an industry representative on the National Advisory Committee for the Flammable Fabrics Act.
Anyone interested in receiving additional information about the Advisory Committees should contact CPSC's Office of the Secretary, 1111 18th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20207. Telephone: 202/634-7780.