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NJ - Menendez, Booker push for tests to prevent flying beach umbrellas

TRENTON – The United States senators from New Jersey and Virginia are pushing product safety regulators to include beach umbrellas in their standards testing. Read More: Menendez, Booker push for tests to prevent flying beach umbrellas | https://nj1015.com/menendez-booker-push-for-tests-to-prevent-flying-beach-umbrellas/?utm_source=tsmclip&utm_medium=referral

TRENTON – The United States senators from New Jersey and Virginia are pushing product safety regulators to include beach umbrellas in their standards testing.

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., has been pushing for action to protect beachgoers from wind-swept flying beach umbrellas since a tourist was speared in the leg in Seaside Heights in 2018. The Virginia senators, Tim Kaine and Mark Warner, are involved because a woman was killed in 2016 in Virginia Beach, impaled in the chest by a beach umbrella.

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