Consumer Products Safety Act of 1972

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Consumer Products Safety Act of 1972

Legislation in the United States that created the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The Commission was charged with improving safety of consumer products such as toys or furniture. The Act authorized the Commission to work with industries to develop voluntary standards, to implement and enforce mandatory standards, to recall products and even to ban dangerous products.
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Bill C-36, the Consumer Products Safety Act, was lost in the Senate last night.
The urgency relates to amending or even clarifying the consumer products safety act that passed in 2008 and was implemented in February of this year that strictly limits the amount of lead in children's products The TIA claims that some $1 billion in inventory has been returned by retailers, or is stuck in warehouses as TIA members wait or hope for exemptions, or amendments to the law, with another $800 million potentially at risk.
Bill C-6, the Consumer Products Safety Act, emerged tonight from the Senate's Social Affairs Committee quite substantially amended.
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