ERIC Number: ED261766
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Health and the Environment: Miscellaneous--Part 7. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Health and the Environment of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, Second Session (May 31, 1984; August 3, 1984; and August 6, 1984).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
In these hearings consideration was given to: the Toy Safety Act of 1984, House Resolution (H.R.) 5630 (May 31, 1984); H.R. 1797, concerning steel-jaw leghold traps (August 3, 1984); and House Resolutions concerning amusement park safety (H.R. 5788, 5790, and 5982 (August 6, 1984). The Toy Safety Act of 1984 amends the Federal Hazardous Substances Act to enable the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to quickly recall dangerous toys and other articles used by children. The Act authorizes the CPSC to give public notice about any toy posing a substantial risk to children and empowers the agency to order the toy manufacturer to repair, replace, or give a refund for the hazardous toy. Testimony concerns examples of recalled products and possible amendments to the Act. H.R. 1797 would prohibit shipment in interstate commerce of any fur taken from an animal caught in a steel-jaw leghold trap, prohibit export or import of such furs, and impose fines and prison terms for violation of the legislation. Legislation concerning amusement park safety would restore jurisdiction of the CPSC over the rides located in amusement parks. H.R. 5788, 5790, and 5982 respectively, amend the Consumer Product Safety Act to make that Act applicable to amusement devices permanently fixed to a site, to strengthen the authority of the CPSC over amusement devices, and to strengthen the authority of the CPSC over amusement parks. (RH)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Energy and Commerce.