Federal Agency’s Talk of Banning New Gas Stoves Fuels Fiery Response
A federal product safety regulator recently revealed there has been consideration of a plan to ban gas stoves, with such comments drawing criticism from lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Commissioner Richard Trumka Jr. said, in a recent interview with Bloomberg News, that his agency is considering a ban on gas-powered stoves.
Trumka cited concerns about pollutants and research indicating links of their use to childhood asthma.
“This is a hidden hazard,” Trumka said. “Any option is on the table. Products that can’t be made safe...