CPSC Chair Alexander Hoehn-Saric has said that, “contrary to media reports, I am not looking to ban gas stoves and the [CPSC] has no proceeding to do so.”
However, an internal memo obtained by Fox News Digital showed that in October 2022, Trumka suggested that the CPSC could move forward with a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) on gas stoves. Trumka wrote, “The need for gas stove regulation has reached a boiling point” and “There is sufficient information available for CPSC to issue an NPR in FY 2023 proposing to ban gas stoves in homes.”
Amid the controversy, the Biden administration put forward a new proposed regulation that would implement new efficiency standards for gas and electric cooking tops and ovens through the Department of Energy (DOE). The rule, which would apply to appliances manufactured in the U.S. and those that are imported, would take effect three years after it's finalized.