On February 2, 2017, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, an independent agency, posted a statement from its Chairman on its website relating to the recent Executive Orders (EO) on reductions in regulations and delaying effective date on regulations, that said:
This Executive Order does not apply to independent agencies, including the Consumer Product Safety Commission. While we have looked to follow in spirit EOs that advance sound public policy and do not conflict with our critical public health and safety mission, this EO clearly fails on both accounts. To voluntarily follow it would lead to poor public policy decisions by ignoring the many necessary benefits provided by consumer protections that save lives and protect all of America’s families. It would also be counter to our safety mission, as it would cruelly and unfairly have us pit vulnerable populations against each other when it comes to making safety decisions.