House Begins Drafting CPSIA Revisions

Law360, New York (April 7, 2011, 5:28 PM EDT) -- A U.S. House of Representatives panel began potential changes to the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act on Thursday that could replace much-criticized portions of the 2008 law, which some say are necessary to protect children and others claim are unreasonably strict.

The House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on commerce, manufacturing and trade started debating a discussion draft of broad legislation making targeted changes to the CPSIA — a law meant to bolster the Consumer Product Safety Commission's consumer safety oversight by restricting lead and phtalates in...
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