Amid backlash over proposed gas stove ban, Biden admin acknowledges still researching the data

Any regulatory actions on stoves would "involve a lengthy process," a spokesperson for the federal agency said.

Updated: January 12, 2023 - 7:54am

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The Consumer Product Safety Commission said it plans on gathering data on the potential health dangers associated with gas stoves before proposing solutions to the possible issue later this year.

"Agency staff plans to start gathering data and perspectives from the public on potential hazards associated with gas stoves, and proposed solutions to those hazards later this year," spokesperson Pamela Rucker Springs said Tuesday.  

Any regulatory actions on stoves would "involve a lengthy process," she said.

Earlier this week, agency Commissioner Richard Trumka Jr. called gas stoves a "hidden hazard," but on Wednesday, agency chairperson Alexander Hoehn-Saric said he is not seeking a gas stove ban nor is the agency.

"Research indicates that emissions from gas stoves can be hazardous, and the CPSC is looking for ways to reduce related indoor air quality hazards," Hoehn-Saric said. 

The federal regulatory agency is involved in "strengthening voluntary safety standards for gas stoves," he said. "And later this spring, we will be asking the public to provide us with information about gas stove emissions and potential solutions for reducing any associated risks."