Congress Clarifies Rules For Lead In Children's Toys

Law360, New York (August 2, 2011, 4:45 PM EDT) -- Both houses of Congress passed a bill Monday that would clarify that newly reduced allowable lead levels in children's toys are not retroactive, as well as grant the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission greater discretion to enforce consumer product safety laws.

The Senate unanimously passed H.R. 2715 on Monday evening, shortly after the House of Representatives approved the measure in a 421-2 vote, according to Rep. Mary Bono Mack, R-Calif., who sponsored the bill. The legislation would allow the CPSC to regulate based on risk and...
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