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H.R.4040 Consumer Product Safety Modernization Act, 110th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Aug 14, 2008 Became Public Law No: 110-314.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Energy and Commerce

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Energy and Commerce - Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on July 31, 2008, with a roll call of 89 ayes, 3 nays, and 8 not voting.

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Bill Statistics on OpenCongress

  • 47% of users support H.R.4040

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  • H.R.4040 has been viewed 70,418 times

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On January 17, 2008, by alex - Parents and retailers? How are they to tell if a toy contains lead paint, or any other toxic substance for that matter. Relying on the free market to ensure people aren't poisoning our children via their toys isn't something I feel very comfortable with. I'd rather see more manufacturing come back here, but that won't happen, and as a result I support the idea of some government oversight.

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      As noted by alex, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 17, 2008, "Parents and retailers? How are they to tell if a toy contains lead paint, or any other toxic substance for that matter. Relying on the free market to ensure people aren't poisoning our children via their toys isn't something I feel very comfortable with. I'd rather see more manufacturing come back here, but that won't happen, and as a result I support the idea of some government oversight."
    • On February 07, 2008, by sagenhoney - Parents cannot make informed decisions when the government accepts/imports such toys repeatedly from places they know have health issues. Same goes with the subject of deciding whether or not they will label cloned meat.

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      As noted by sagenhoney, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 07, 2008, "Parents cannot make informed decisions when the government accepts/imports such toys repeatedly from places they know have health issues. Same goes with the subject of deciding whether or not they will label cloned meat. "
    • On January 08, 2009, by Anonymous - what about clothes. i work at a huge thrift store and we sell lots of kids clothes. does that count? to me it sounds like toys specifically. I dont mind getting rid of our toy department..lol..hurt my feelings..But i AM concerned about the clothes..That is at least half of the sales,,

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      As noted by Anonymous, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 08, 2009, "what about clothes. i work at a huge thrift store and we sell lots of kids clothes. does that count? to me it sounds like toys specifically. I dont mind getting rid of our toy department..lol..hurt my feelings..But i AM concerned about the clothes..That is at least half of the sales,,"

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Keep Our Food Safe - July 12, 2010 by Keep Our Food Safe - Keep Our Food Safe, a blog from AVMA - American Veterinary Medical Association.

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      As noted by Keep Our Food Safe on July 12, 2010, "Keep Our Food Safe, a blog from AVMA - American Veterinary Medical Association." (http://www.keepourfoodsafe.org/keep_our_food_safe/2010/07/food-recalls-everything-you-need-to-know.html)
    • Federal toy and product safety database delayed — Sunlight ... - April 19, 2009 by Sunlight Foundation - By Nancy Watzman on 04/20/09 @ 9:21 am | 0 Comments. Tags: Consumer Product Safety Commission, CPSC, dangerous toys, database, peanut butter, toys. usprod_safety. Several weeks back I wrote about how this easy-to-use database over at ...

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      As noted by Sunlight Foundation on April 19, 2009, "By Nancy Watzman on 04/20/09 @ 9:21 am | 0 Comments. Tags: Consumer Product Safety Commission, CPSC, dangerous toys, database, peanut butter, toys. usprod_safety. Several weeks back I wrote about how this easy-to-use database over at ..." (http://blog.sunlightfoundation.com/2009/04/20/federal-toy-and-product-safety-database-delayed/)
    • The Common Room: The ALA was FOR CPSIA Before They Were AGainst It - March 12, 2009 by The Common Room - Homeschooling family of 9 chats about education, cooking, crafting, politics, literature, leadership (as HM has time), music, once the problems of having 1 bathroom, now the luxuries of having 4(!), animals, vegetables, minerals ...

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      As noted by The Common Room on March 12, 2009, "Homeschooling family of 9 chats about education, cooking, crafting, politics, literature, leadership (as HM has time), music, once the problems of having 1 bathroom, now the luxuries of having 4(!), animals, vegetables, minerals ..." (http://heartkeepercommonroom.blogspot.com/2009/03/ala-was-for-cpsia-before-they-were.html)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Youth furniture outlook for 2009 - December 17, 2008 by Kids Today, NC - Also known as HR 4040, the bill requires manufacturers and importers to subject products intended for use by individuals under the age of 12 to certify that ...

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      As noted by Kids Today, NC on December 17, 2008, "Also known as HR 4040, the bill requires manufacturers and importers to subject products intended for use by individuals under the age of 12 to certify that ..." (http://www.kidstodayonline.com/article/CA6623860.html)
    • Unsafe Toys, A Pernicious Problem - December 04, 2008 by Westport-News, CT - ... ppm) established by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (HR 4040) and will be illegal in February when the legislation goes into effect. ...

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      As noted by Westport-News, CT on December 04, 2008, "... ppm) established by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (HR 4040) and will be illegal in February when the legislation goes into effect. ..." (http://www.westport-news.com/opinion/ci_11146363)
    • A2LA Announces Accreditation of Testing Laboratories to Meet the Requirements of H.R.4040, 'Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008' - September 25, 2008 by PR Newswire - ...lays out a time line for implementation of remaining children's products over the course of the upcoming year (refer to H.R. 4040, sec. 102). About A2LA: A2LA is a nonprofit, non-governmental, public service, membership society. Its mission is to provid

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      As noted by PR Newswire on September 25, 2008, "...lays out a time line for implementation of remaining children's products over the course of the upcoming year (refer to H.R. 4040, sec. 102). About A2LA: A2LA is a nonprofit, non-governmental, public service, membership society. Its mission is to provid" (http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=109&STORY=/www/story/09-26-2008/0004893090&EDATE=)
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