Federal Legislation
January 24, 2011

H.R. 272—To amend the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act

Action Requested:
No action is requested at this time. HSLDA will continue to monitor this bill and will send out an action e-lert if the bill comes up for a hearing.

Summary:
This legislation, if enacted, would exempt ordinary books and paper-based printed material from the lead limit in the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act.

Status:

1/12/2011Introduced
1/12/2011Referred to House Committee on Energy and Commerce
2/1/2012Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade

Sponsor: Representative Jeff Fortenberry (NE-1)

Bill Summary and Status H.R. 272

HSLDA’s Position:
Support.

Due to the high interest of our members, we are following this issue closely. For more information, please see the following links.

 Other Resources

“Federal Regulators Delay Testing of Children’s Products”

“Commission Announces Major Changes to Child Product Safety Rules ”