Bill May Keep Lead, Phthalates On Shelves Longer

Law360, New York (April 1, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, has introduced a bill to loosen restrictions relating to lead and phthalate content in children’s products under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act to soften the blow for small-business owners that may be strained by recent restrictions.

Barton introduced the Consumer Product Safety Solutions Act of 2009 on Tuesday to the U.S. House of Representatives to address what he considers serious flaws in the CPSIA.

“The original bill is devastating small businesses so yesterday Congressman George Radanovich and I introduced a bill...
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