Dems Push Tougher Anti-Concussion Equipment Standards

Law360, New York (May 23, 2013, 5:32 PM EDT) -- Two Democratic lawmakers introduced legislation on Wednesday that would direct the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to issue mandatory safety standards if manufacturers do not adopt new voluntary standards for helmets and other equipment that protects against concussions.

The Youth Sports Concussion Act, or S. 1014, would also direct the Federal Trade Commission to impose civil penalties against sports equipment manufacturers that make false claims about their products' ability to prevent concussions and other injuries.

The bill was introduced by Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., the chairman...
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