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Tris Ban #251855

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 07, 1977
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(Studio) Consumer Prods. Safety Commission bans sale of children's sleepwear made with chemical Tris, linked to cancer.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Commission splits on vote with regard to recall of sleepwear now in use, in view of evidence that washing reduces danger. [Commission member Thaddeus GARRETT - says there'll be greater confusion if recall not issued.] [Commission mbr. Barbara FRANKLIN - says it's same value issue commission always has re: safety.] Commission votes to order refunds on returned merchandise not laundered. Opponents not satisfied. [Environmental Defense Fund spokesperson Robert RAUCH - cites objections.] Ind. spokesperson say many will be forced out of business by refunds. [Attorney Herbert FALK - notes cost to industry] Mfrs. compare case to proposed saccharin ban and may take it to court
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Serafin, Barry
Duration:
00:02:10

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