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AHAM STATEMENT ON CPSC GAS COOKING RFI
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 10, 2023) – The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers issued the following statement, from AHAM President and CEO Kelly Mariotti, after submitting extensive comments in response to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s request for information on hazards associated with gas cooking products:
“Safety will always be appliance manufacturers’ top priority, and AHAM continues to support unbiased health and safety science that can be used to further improve product safety. As we detailed in our comments to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, current scientific evidence does not support claims that gas cooking creates a significant health hazard for Americans. All forms of cooking—gas and electric—emit pollutants that primarily come from the food being prepared rather than the heat source. Existing safety standards have for decades protected American consumers from any carbon monoxide hazards associated with gas products, and other standards are being developed to improve testing and increase consumer confidence in the safety of gas cooking products.”
AHAM's comments on CPSC’s Request for Information on Chronic Hazards Associated with Gas Ranges and Proposed Solutions can be viewed here.
The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) is the trade association representing manufacturers of major, portable and floor care home appliances and suppliers to the industry. AHAM is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and maintains an office in Ottawa. AHAM is the single voice providing the home appliance industry and its customers leadership, advocacy and a forum for action — developing and implementing credible solutions for public policy, standards and business decisions. You can visit AHAM’s web site at http://www.aham.org or follow us on Twitter @AHAM_Voice and @AHAM_Policy.