October 31, 2007
Senate Committee Approves Improved Safety Standards
Also from the NYT, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation has approved a bill that would expand the authority of the Consumer Product Safety Commission:
The bill would increase the maximum penalties for safety violations and make it easier for the government to make public reports of faulty products, protect industry whistle-blowers and prosecute executives of companies that willfully violate safety laws. It would ban lead in toys and give state prosecutors the authority to enforce federal consumer safety rules.
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