H.R.418 - Safe Access in Fire Emergencies Act of 2009111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-9] (Introduced 01/09/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Financial Services|
|Latest Action:||House - 01/14/2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.418 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/09/2009)
Safe Access in Fire Emergencies Act of 2009 - Requires the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to establish a consumer product safety standard for window bars that: (1) requires all window bars manufactured or installed in the United States to incorporate releasing systems that meet minimum standards; and (2) addresses such systems for interior and exterior based bars. Provides that the minimum standards shall require that such systems provide for: (1) egress when actuated; and (2) manual activation from inside a residence allowing escape through a protected opening.
Requires compliance enforcement under the Consumer Product Safety Act.
Directs the CPSC to require each manufacturer to include in the packaging a statement explaining window bar installation and releasing system operation.
Expresses the sense of Congress that public housing, low-income housing, manufactured housing units, and homes purchased using any loan made, insured, or guaranteed under the National Housing Act should meet a minimal standard that requires window bars to incorporate an emergency releasing system.
Requires the CPSC to establish and maintain a National Electronic Injury Surveillance System code and system for collection of information and statistics on casualties associated with window bars.