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Bid to Suspend Product Safety Law Fails

9:49 AM MST | February 23, 2009 | Kara Sissell

Congress will not take up a proposal by Senator Jim DeMint (R., SC) that would have altered a controversial product safety law. Lawmakers have stripped DeMint’s amendment, which would have delayed and changed the law, from the economic stimulus bill that was poised to pass Congress at CW presstime. The law, the Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), requires manufacturers and importers of products intended for children under the age of 12 to eliminate all but trace levels of phthalates and lead from products sold after February 10. Off the...

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