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June 16, 2009 4:11 PM

After years of neglect, Tenenbaum vows tougher consumer protection

Senators from both parties praised Inez Tenenbaum on Tuesday as a strong nominee to strengthen federal regulation of toys, Chinese drywall and a host of other consumer products with health and safety defects. Obama nominated Tenenbaum, 58, last month to reinvigorate the demoralized U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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