Is CPSC's Bat 'Corked?' (Consumer Product Safety Commission's Ann Brown Recommendation on Children's Baseball Safety Equipment Is Questioned)
Berlau, John, Consumers' Research Magazine
At a recent press conference at the Baltimore Orioles, baseball stadium, Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Chairman Ann Brown warned of injuries to children playing baseball and showcased new protective equipment, including break-away bases, -batting helmet face guards, and softer baseballs and softballs. She announced a CPSC study which concluded that these devices "may prevent, reduce, or lessen the severity of more than 58,000 injuries" each year.
Yet a prominent orthopedic surgeon, whose research on baseball injuries was cited in the CPSC study, says many of the agency's recommendations, particularly regarding soft baseballs, are soft on data.
"We are pleased the Consumer Product …
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Publication information: Article title: Is CPSC's Bat 'Corked?' (Consumer Product Safety Commission's Ann Brown Recommendation on Children's Baseball Safety Equipment Is Questioned). Contributors: Berlau, John - Author. Magazine title: Consumers' Research Magazine. Volume: 79. Issue: 7 Publication date: July 1996. Page number: 33. © 1999 Consumers' Research, Inc. COPYRIGHT 1996 Gale Group.
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