H.R.5636 - Consumer Product and Food Safety Information Act of 2008110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] (Introduced 03/13/2008)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||03/14/2008 Referred to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection.|
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Summary: H.R.5636 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/13/2008)
Consumer Product and Food Safety Information Act of 2008 - Requires the head of each federal product safety enforcement agency to design and implement a public information plan to use agency and media resources to provide information to the public concerning: (1) the role of the agency in ensuring product safety; (2) steps consumers can take to enhance their safety while using regulated products; (3) product recalls; and (4) additional information to enhance consumer safety. Requires such plan to include procedures for developing and distributing product safety information to the public.
Requires the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to establish: (1) a clearinghouse to collect and distribute product recall and safety information to government entities and the public; (2) a toll-free number for such information; and (3) a public website to provide recall information to the public.
Requires the head of each enforcement agency to issue: (1) national public service announcements that contain information on the public safety role of the agency, available resources, and product safety information; and (2) posters and other printed material on the public safety role of the agency.
Sets forth requirements for product recall notifications and quarterly reporting.
Requires any manufacturer or distributor of a product who voluntarily initiates a product recall as a result of safety concerns to provide notice of such recall to the relevant enforcement agency within 10 days.