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These Bills Affect Toy Safety

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The following 2007 and 2008 Congressional bills relating to toy safety are listed in order of introduction, from the most recent. They are accompanied by a brief summary as provided at GovTrack.us. Simply click on the bill's title for more information.

S. 2663: Update to S. 2045: CPSC Reform Act of 2007 – February 25, 2008
To reform the Consumer Product Safety Commission to provide greater protection for children's products, to improve the screening of noncompliant consumer products, to improve the effectiveness of consumer product recall programs, and for other purposes.
This bill is superceded by H.R. 4040, which passed both the House and the Senate.

H.R. 4040: Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 – November 1, 2007
To establish consumer product safety standards and other safety requirements for children's products and to reauthorize and modernize the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
This bill passed in the House of Representatives on Dec. 19, 2007. It passed in the Senate March 3, 2008, superseding S. 2663. The House and Senate resolved differences and then voted to pass the bill on July 31, 2008. President George W. Bush signed the bill into law on August 14, 2008.

H.R. 3903: Kids' Toys Safety Act – October 18, 2007
To amend the Consumer Product Safety Act to require the development of a multi-stage product testing process to ensure compliance of children's products with consumer product safety standards, and for other purposes.
This bill was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

H.R. 3691: SAFE Consumer Product Act – September 27, 2007
To reauthorize and improve the Consumer Product Safety Act.
This bill was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

S. 2045: CPSC Reform Act of 2007 – September 12, 2007
A bill to reform the Consumer Product Safety Commission to provide greater protection for children's products, to improve the screening of noncompliant consumer products, to improve the effectiveness of consumer product recall programs, and for other purposes.
This bill was scheduled for debate in the Senate on Dec. 5, 2007.

H.R. 3499: Children's Products Safety Act of 2007
– September 7, 2007
To amend the Consumer Product Safety Act to require third-party verification of compliance of children's products with consumer product safety standards promulgated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and for other purposes.
This bill, identical to S. 1833, was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection.

S. 1847: Consumer Product Safety Modernization Act of 2007 – July 23, 2007
A bill to reauthorize the Consumer Product Safety Act, and for other purposes.
This bill was referred to the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.

S. 1833: Children's Products Safety Act of 2007 – July 19, 2007
A bill to amend the Consumer Product Safety Act to require third-party verification of compliance of children's products with consumer product safety standards promulgated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and for other purposes.
This bill was referred to the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.

H.R. 3100: Import Safety Act of 2007 – July 19, 2007

To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and the Consumer Product Safety Act to increase the safety of food, toothpaste, and toys.
This bill was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, and the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection.

H.R. 1698: Infant and Toddler Durable Product Safety Act – March 26, 2007
To direct the Consumer Product Safety Commission to promulgate a consumer product safety standard for each durable infant or toddler product, and for other purposes.
This bill was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection.





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