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Federal Dogs - Feature Stories
March 2012 Issue
Consumer watch dog Alumnus Inez Tenenbaum’s job is to protect consumers, particularly children, from dangerous products Inez Tenenbaum keeps a lot of pictures in her Bethesda, Md., office. Computer printouts of her staffers’ children are taped to the walls, and photographs peer out from under the glass on her conference table. One photo is particularly special, and Tenenbaum (BSEd ’72, MEd ’74) keeps it close to remind her of why her job is so important. The snapshot of Danny Keysar was taken when he was a toddler, not long before the top rail of the defective portable crib at his childcare facility collapsed, trapping and strangling him. At 16 months old, Danny was dead. Danny Keysar, whose death prompted the changes. As a result of his death, Danny’s parents, Boaz Keysar and Linda Ginzel (University of Chicago professors), began a nonprofit organization called Kids in Danger, and began lobbying for stricter regulations on products designed for children. In 2008, Congress passed …
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