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November 1, 2007

CPSC Reform Bill Approved By Senate Commerce Committee

The Senate Conference Committee has approved comprehensive legislation to improve the effectiveness of the Consumer Product Safety Commission despite objections from the White House and acting head of the CPSC that the legislation was unnecessary.  The proposed legislation would more than double the agency's budget by 2015 primarily to increase staffing levels.  It would also dramatically increase the cap on fines under the act from $1.8 million to $100 million, give the agency greater authority to order product recalls, and impose independent third-party testing requirements for children's products.  See the story in BNA's Product Liability Daily.

JDP

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