House Passes CPSC Overhaul Bill

Law360, New York (July 31, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation Wednesday that reforms the Consumer Product Safety Commission by pumping more money into the troubled agency and strengthening several safety rules.

The Senate was expected to vote on the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act Thursday afternoon, a spokesman for the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee said. Congress goes on recess Friday.

House and Senate negotiators reached a deal on a compromise version of the legislation Monday.

“This conference report represents the most significant overhaul of U.S. consumer product...
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