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LETHAL DOOR OPENER

It's time for the federal government to impose standards on automatic garage door openers. Too many of these openers are killing and maiming youngsters.

Currently, manufacturers of garage door openers are not required to meet Underwriter Laboratory standards for automatic reverses. Such mechanisms automatically reverse the downward motion of garage doors if something impedes them.The U.S. Products Safety Commission should mandate standards for reversing mechanisms on all new automatic garage door openers.