Summary: S.1233 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate amended (10/16/2002)

Product Packaging Protection Act of 2002 - Amends Federal criminal law to impose criminal penalties, including imprisonment for up to one year, for tampering with a consumer product sold in interstate or foreign commerce by knowingly placing, before sale, any writing in the product or in its container without the consent of the manufacturer, retailer, or distributor.

Increases the imprisonment penalty from one year to three years for a repeat offender.

Defines "writing" as any form of representation or communication, including handbills, notices, or advertising, that contain letters, words, or pictorial representations.