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Senate Advances Bill to Boost Product Safety Oversight

9:55 AM MST | November 20, 2007 | Kara Sissell

The Senate Commerce Committee recently passed legislation that would increase funding for the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC; Washington), and increase safety rules for manufacturers and importers. Lawmakers say they are considering legislative changes to the CPSC after repeated product recalls, many involving toys, and exposed agency deficiencies. Senators Mark Pryor (D., AR) and Daniel Inouye (D., HI) introduced the bill. Representatives John Dingell (D., MI) and Joe Barton (R., TX) have introduced a similar measure in the House. The Senate...

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