Democrats call to replace CPSC commissioner

February 5, 2009 6:52:26 PM PST
Leading Democrats are calling on President Obama to remove the head of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Nancy Nord was appointed acting commissioner by President Bush in 2005 and her term doesn't expire until 2012.

Still, the chairs of Senate and House committees overseeing the CPSC say President Obama shouldn't wait to replace her.

They say she's fallen short in protecting children from products containing lead and phathlates.

Attempts to reach the commissioner for comment were unsuccessful.