Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Rockaway Beach) announced her first appointment as a chairwoman of the legislative body’s Child Safety Subcommittee of the Consumer Affairs and Protection Committee.
Her office announced that the position would make Pheffer Amato a key watchdog in the state for safety standards for children’s toys and products.
“This is a high honor and I’m very excited for the opportunity to make a difference for children’s safety,” said Pheffer Amato. “As a mother of two, I deeply feel the stakes of getting this issue right. So many of our toys are imported. The growth of e-commerce means that knowing whether children’s products are made safely is a huge question mark. We can’t afford to learn the answer by trial and error. That error could be a child’s life or health.”