Bill Aims To Give CPSC Power To Delay Lead Ban

Law360, New York (February 6, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A day after Republicans in the U.S. Senate introduced a bill to put off the implementation of the controversial Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008, Sen. Robert Bennett, R-Utah, has proposed legislation that would go a step further and give the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission the discretion to delay enacting new lead and phthalate standards outlined in the CPSIA.

Bennett introduced the bill, which purports to “establish a conditional stay of the ban on lead in children's products,” on Thursday. The legislation was referred...
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