Text: S.2048 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (11/17/2005)


109th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 2048


To direct the Consumer Product Safety Commission to classify certain children’s products containing lead to be banned hazardous substances.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

November 17, 2005

Mr. Obama introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation


A BILL

To direct the Consumer Product Safety Commission to classify certain children’s products containing lead to be banned hazardous substances.

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 “Lead Free Toys Act of 2005”.

SEC. 2. Ban on children’s products containing lead.

(a) Banned hazardous substances.—Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (referred to in this Act as the “Commission”) shall prescribe regulations classifying any children’s product containing lead to be a banned hazardous substance within the meaning of section 2(q)(1) of the Hazardous Substances Act (15 U.S.C. 1261(q)(1)).

(b) Definition of children’s product containing lead.—As used in subsection (a), the term “children’s product containing lead” means any consumer product marketed for use by children under age 6, or whose substantial use by children under age 6 is foreseeable, and containing more than trace amounts of lead, as determined by the Commission and prescribed in the regulations required by subsection (a).

(c) Certain electronic devices.—If, in prescribing the regulations required by subsection (a), the Commission determines that it is not feasible for certain electronic devices to comply with such regulations at the time the regulations shall take effect, the Commission shall, by regulation—

(1) issue standards to reduce the exposure of and accessibility to lead in such electronic devices; and

(2) establish a schedule by which such electronic devices shall be in full compliance with the regulations prescribed under subsection (a).