Ralph Nader Calls for Standards on Glass Furniture

Noted consumer safety advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader asked the glass industry why there were no standards for wired glass on Friday. He delivered the keynote speech at the Americas' Glass Association annual show last week in Las Vegas, held in conjunction with the Independent Glass Association's annual conference.

Speaking to a full house that included members of the architectural glass, auto glass and window film industries, Nader also addressed the evolution and hazards of wired glass and the importance of code development.

Nader, the author of Unsafe at Any Speed, has built a reputation for propelling change at a higher level to protect consumers, including getting seat belts mandated in cars and creating groups such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).