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End buyer safety panel, a former chairman says

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has done its job and should be abolished, Richard Simpson, a former commission chairman, says. He says industry now turns out safer products, not because of possible product liability suits by consumers.

President Reagan wants to cut the commission's budget by a third. In addition, legislation is emerging to lessen the commission's power to ban products and limit the kinds of information it could make public.

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Various consumers groups have said that even reducing the commission's budget would expose Americans to new risks because the marketplace wo uld not be policed.

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