This page contains bills sponsored by incumbent Senators who are running for re-election in 2008, plus House incumbents running for Senate in 2008.
Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on. These bills are selected as the "signature issue" that each legislator focused on.
Signature Legislation: screening imports & ban lead in children's products
Source: CPSC Reform Act (S.2663)
A bill to reform the Consumer Product Safety Commission to provide greater protection for children's products, to improve the screening of non-compliant consumer products, to improve the effectiveness of consumer product recall programs, and for other purposes.
Requires third party certification of, and provides for tracking and record keeping regarding, children's products.
[Increase] reporting of substantial product hazards and corrective action plans.
Requires certain manufacturers or distributors to post an escrow or proof of insurance to cover recalls.
Allows enforcement by state attorneys general and provides public and private sector whistleblower protections.
Bans children's products containing lead and lowers the allowable lead content in paint.
Requires a study of preventable injuries and deaths of minority children related to consumer products.
Requires a cost-benefit analysis under the Poison Prevention Packaging Act.
Requires development of a risk assessment methodology regarding imports.
Requires publication of a list of product defects that constitute a substantial product hazard.
Conditions importation of a consumer product on the manufacturer's compliance with inspection and record keeping requirements.
Requires a database on violations of consumer product safety rules to be used to determine whether a container being imported contains consumer products that are in violation of a consumer product safety standard and whether action should be taken under imported products provisions.
House version is H.R.4040.
Headline: Screen imports & ban lead in children's products
Headline 2: Screen imports & ban lead in children's products