Bill Seeks To Exempt Certain Books From Lead Limits

Law360, New York (March 25, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Republican lawmaker has introduced legislation that seeks to exempt certain books printed before 1985 from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's new lead standards, amid backlash from libraries and book resellers that say they are scrambling to comply with implementation of the far-reaching rules.

The bill, known as H.R. 1692, was unveiled Tueday by Rep. Jeffrey Fortenberry, R-Neb., in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Under the measure, “ordinary books” — those books that are “published on paper or cardboard, printed by conventional publishing methods, intended...
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