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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

CPSC Reform Bill Moves Forward

A conference committee has reached an agreement on a bill to reform the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).    The House passed a reform bill in December 2007, and the Senate passed its own measure in March 2008.  Differences between the two bills, however, forced a long conference period.  A copy of the Conference Report is available here [pdf]. 

Consumer Reports highlights a few key features of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (H.R. 4040) including "the toy safety standard, for which compliance has been voluntary, will become mandatory," and "[t]oys and other children’s products will be required to be tested for safety by independent laboratories before they are sold."


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