Put CPSC Recalls NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Washington, DC 20207 Office of Information and Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 23, 1985 Release # 85-070 Dawson Chairs CPSC Commissioner Carol G. Dawson has become Acting Chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Dawson, until now Vice Chairman of the federal agency that protects consumers from unreasonable risks of injuries, assumed the post on December 20 after the U.S. Senate postponed action on the confirmation of Commissioner Terrence M. Scanlon as the agency's Chairman. Scanlon had been Chairman since December of 1984, when President Reagan named him to the post during a congressional recess. Such recess appointments lapse at the end of the next session of Congress unless approved by the Senate. The Senate decision to defer acting on Scanlon left the matter before that body as pending business, but Scanlon's recess appointment as Chairman expired. Scanlon remains at CPSC as a Commissioner. Dawson initially joined the Commission July of 1984 as a recess appointment to an unexpired term and was recently confirmed by the Senate to serve a full seven-year term. As Chairman, said Dawson, her priority would be to "keep CPSC on a steady course. I look forward to working with my colleagues to fulfill our statutory mandate of protecting consumers from unreasonable risks of injury from consumer products."
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