House OKs Bill To Set Mandatory CO Alarm Standards

Law360, New York (July 28, 2010, 6:54 PM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday advanced a measure that would direct the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to set new mandatory safety standards for carbon monoxide detectors and crack down on the sale of any outdated, unsafe devices.

H.R. 1796, the Residential Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act, passed easily by a voice vote on the House floor, sending the bill to the Senate, where Sen. Amy Klobuchar has introduced companion legislation.

H.R. 1796 was introduced in March by Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah. It was...
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