H.R.1676 - Tanning Bed Cancer Control Act of 2011

To help prevent the occurrence of cancer resulting from the use of ultraviolet tanning lamps by imposing more stringent controls on the use of such devices, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Tanning Bed Cancer Control Act of 2011 as introduced.
  • Official: To help prevent the occurrence of cancer resulting from the use of ultraviolet tanning lamps by imposing more stringent controls on the use of such devices, and for other purposes. as introduced.

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Official Summary

Tanning Bed Cancer Control Act of 2011 - Directs the Commissioner of Food and Drugs (FDA): (1) to complete a study to examine the classification of ultraviolet tanning lamps as class I medical devices; and (2) not later than one year after completion of such study, to either issue a rule pr

Official Summary

Tanning Bed Cancer Control Act of 2011 - Directs the Commissioner of Food and Drugs (FDA):
(1) to complete a study to examine the classification of ultraviolet tanning lamps as class I medical devices; and
(2) not later than one year after completion of such study, to either issue a rule providing for the reclassification of an ultraviolet tanning lamp as a class II or class III device or submit to Congress a report providing a justification for not issuing such a rule. Requires the Commissioner to:
(1) complete a study on the adequacy of performance standards established for ultraviolet tanning lamps; and
(2) either issue a rule providing for more stringent performance standards for such lamps, including with respect to the strength of ultraviolet rays emitted by such devices and the amount of time a user should remain exposed to such devices, or submit to Congress a report providing a justification for not issuing such a rule. Directs the Commissioner to carry out recommendations made in a report on labeling requirements for indoor tanning devices regarding ultraviolet tanning lamps. Declares that nothing in this Act shall be construed to limit the authority of the Commissioner with regard to an ultraviolet tanning lamp.

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