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March 07, 2008

U.S. Senate approves product safety reform bill; foreign-made goods highlighted.

Chicago Tribune:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate on Thursday passed the most sweeping reform of the nation's consumer safety system in a generation, including stricter tests for toys, greater public access to complaints about products and an overhaul of the federal safety agency charged with regulating most items in American homes.

The bill, which passed 79-13, is tougher in key areas than a House version approved last year. House and Senate negotiators will meet to reconcile the differences before the bill heads to President Bush. [more]

Posted by Holden Oliver (Kitzbühel Desk) at March 7, 2008 05:37 AM


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