Text: H.R.3809 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)

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HR 3809 IH
102d CONGRESS
1st Session
 H. R. 3809
To protect children by directing the Consumer Product Safety Commission
to provide for the labeling of certain toys and other articles under the
Federal Hazardous Substances Act.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
NOVEMBER 19, 1991
Mrs. COLLINS of Illinois (for herself, Mr. ROWLAND, Mr. TOWNS, Mr. SWIFT,
Mr. WYDEN, Mr. SIKORSKI, Ms. NORTON, and Mr. PALLONE) introduced the following
bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce
A BILL
To protect children by directing the Consumer Product Safety Commission
to provide for the labeling of certain toys and other articles under the
Federal Hazardous Substances Act.
  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
  States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
  This Act may be cited as the `Toy Injury Reduction Act'.
SEC. 2. LABELING REQUIREMENT.
  (a) TOYS FOR CHILDREN BETWEEN AGES OF 3 AND 6-
  (1) REGULATION- The Consumer Product Safety Commission shall issue a
  regulation under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act for any toy or other
  article intended for use by children between the ages of 3 and 6 years
  old or such other upper age limit as the Commission may determine which--
  (A) is manufactured for sale, offered for sale, or distributed in commerce
  in the United States, and
  (B) includes a small part, as defined by the Commission,
to require that the packaging of such toy or other article and any descriptive
materials which accompany such toy or other article contain the cautionary
label described in paragraph (2).
  (2) LABEL- The cautionary label required under paragraph (1) for a toy or
  other article shall--
  (A) state the age of children for which such toy or other article is not
  intended, and
  (B) contain a description, with respect to children within the age range
  for which such toy or other article is not intended, of any dangerous
  property of such toy or other article, and the hazardous consequences
  which can result from any such dangerous property.
  (b) BALLOONS, GAMES OF SKILL CONTAINING OR CONSISTING OF SMALL BALLS,
  AND MARBLES-
  (1) REGULATION- The Consumer Product Safety Commission shall issue a
  regulation under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act for any balloon,
  game of skill intended for children 3 years of age or older which contain
  or consist of small balls, or marble intended for children 3 years of age
  or older which is manufactured for sale, offered for sale, or distributed
  in commerce in the United States to require that the packaging of such
  balloon, game of skill, or marble and any descriptive materials which
  accompany such balloon, game of skill, or marble contain the cautionary
  label described in paragraph (2).
  (2) LABEL- The cautionary label required under paragraph (1) for a balloon,
  game of skill, or marble shall contain a description of any dangerous
  property of such balloon, game of skill, or marble and the hazardous
  consequences which can result from any such dangerous property and if the
  Commission determines, the age of the children for which such balloon,
  game of skill, or marble is not intended.
  (3) DEFINITION- The Consumer Product Safety Commission shall in the
  regulation under paragraph (1) determine if a ball is a small ball covered
  by such paragraph.
  (c) GENERAL LABELING REQUIREMENTS- All labeling required under a regulation
  issued under subsection (a) or (b) for a toy or other article or balloon,
  game of skill, or marble shall--
  (1) be prominently and conspicuously displayed on the packaging of the
  toy or other article or balloon, game of skill, or marble and on any
  descriptive materials which accompany the toy or other article or balloon,
  game of skill, or marble,
  (2) be visible and noticeable, and
  (3) include the word `WARNING' in capital letters.
  (d) EFFECTIVE DATE- No later than January 1, 1993, the Commission shall
  issue the regulations referred to in subsections (a) and (b).
SEC. 3. ENFORCEMENT.
  The Commission may use any remedy available to it under the Federal Hazardous
  Substances Act to enforce the requirements of the regulations issued under
  subsections (a) and (b) of section 2.
SEC. 4. SMALL BALLS.
  (a) REGULATION- For the purpose of reducing the risk of death to children
  from choking on small balls, the Consumer Product Safety Commission shall
  issue a regulation under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act to make balls--
  (1) which are intended for children under the age of 3, and
  (2) which are less than a minimum size prescribed in the regulation,
a banned hazardous substance.
  (b) EFFECTIVE DATE- No later than January 1, 1993, the Commission shall
  issue the regulations referred to in subsection (a).