See: consumer product safety improvement act at US Consumer Product Safety Commission
UPDATE: The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 is a sweeping amendment that makes it illegal to sell any recalled product . It also includes the prohibition or strict limitation of the manufacture, sale, resale or distribution of children's products containing lead or phthalates. New standards are established for toys, cribs, pacifiers, baby bouncers, walkers and other items.
Law: US Code (Search for Title 15, Chapter 47: Consumer Product Safety)
Regulations: US Code of Federal Regulations (Search for Title 16, Chapter II, Subchapter B: Consumer Product Safety Act Regulations)
Summary: The Consumer Product Safety Act of 1972 and its many amendments establish national policy and regulations to protect the public against unreasonable risks of injury associated with consumer products, to assist consumers in evaluating the comparative safety of consumer products, to develop uniform safety standards for consumer products, to minimize conflicting State and local regulations, and to promote research and investigation into the causes and prevention of product-related deaths, illnesses, and injuries. It established the US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) to oversee and implement regulations regarding consumer safety. This law applies to anyone who sells or distributes consumer products.
Amendments: This law has been amended many times as new information about product safety becomes available. These amendments include: Consumer Product Safety Commission Improvements Act of 1976, Emergency Interim Consumer Product Safety Standard Act of 1978, Consumer Product Safety Act Authorization Act of 1978, Consumer Product Safety Amendments of 1981, Orphan Drug Act Lead Contamination Control act of 1988, Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 1990, Child Safety Protection Act Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008.
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