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U.S. Senate Passes Consumer Product Safety Bill

8:58 AM MDT | March 18, 2008 | Kara Sissell

The U.S. Senate has passed a consumer product safety bill that would increase funding for the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC; Washington). The legislation would direct CPSC to upgrade its testing facilities and mandate higher fines for companies that fail to report product hazards. The Senate bill provides more funding than the one passed by the House late last year and would grant state attorneys general (AGs) more leeway in enforcing federal standards than the House bill would, advocates say. The Senate bill would also provide protection to...

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