Retailers Target Flaws In CPSC Reform Bill

Law360, New York (October 19, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- With lawmakers scrambling to address concerns over the state of the faltering federal watchdog meant to police consumer goods, the world's largest retail trade association on Thursday embraced a legislative proposal to boost funding for the Consumer Product Safety Commission but expressed concern over other parts of the bill.

The National Retail Federation's comments Thursday came in response to the CPSC Reform Act of 2007 (S.2045), introduced by Sen. Mark L. Pryor (D-Ark.) in September.

The bill aims to revamp the agency by funneling hundreds of...
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