Pelosi seeks to oust head of product safety watchdog

WASHINGTON Tue Oct 30, 2007 3:21pm EDT

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a visit to the Bayview Child Health Center in San Francisco, September 13, 2007. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined other Democrats on Tuesday in calling for the resignation of the head of the nation's top consumer product safety watchdog, following a wave of recalls of dangerous toys, food and other goods. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a visit to the Bayview Child Health Center in San Francisco, September 13, 2007. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined other Democrats on Tuesday in calling for the resignation of the head of the nation's top consumer product safety watchdog, following a wave of recalls of dangerous toys, food and other goods.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined other Democrats on Tuesday in calling for the resignation of the head of the nation's top consumer product safety watchdog, following a wave of recalls of dangerous toys, food and other goods.

"I would join my colleagues ... in calling upon the president of the United States to ask for the resignation" of Nancy Nord, acting chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Pelosi told reporters at a news conference.

(Reporting by Kevin Drawbaugh, editing by Phil Berlowitz)

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