Adler Nominated to Continue Term as CPSC Commissioner
President Obama announced May 14 his intent to nominate Robert S. Adler to continue his service as a commissioner with the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Adler has served as a commissioner since being appointed by Obama in 2009 and his current term expires this October. Adler’s career has included service as attorney-advisor to two prior CPSC commissioners from 1973 to 1984 and counsel to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health and the Environment. He also held various positions at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1987 to 2009, where according to a Reuters article his “academic research interests included product safety, product liability, regulation, commercial law, medical malpractice and negotiation.”
Adler is one of three active CPSC commissioners, along with Marietta Robinson, whose term runs through October 2017, and Ann Marie Buerkle, whose term runs through October 2018. Earlier this year President Obama nominated CPSC executive director Elliot F. Kaye as commissioner and chairman and Intertek official Joseph P. Mohorovic as a commissioner. Those nominations were reviewed at an April 8 hearing of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, but no further action appears to have yet been taken.