Text: H.R.5359 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (05/26/2016)


114th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5359


To revise Federal flammability standards for motor vehicle child restraint systems.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 26, 2016

Mr. Huffman introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

To revise Federal flammability standards for motor vehicle child restraint systems.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Exclusion of child restraint systems from certain regulation.

(a) In general.—Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shall revise its regulations establishing flammability standards set out in section 571.302 of title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, for any child restraint system (as defined in section 571.213 of such title). Such revised standard shall measure the smolder ignition resistance of such restraint systems rather than the open flame flammability of such systems. In revising such regulations, the Administration shall consider the standard and testing methodologies contained in California Technical Bulletin 117–2013, “Requirements, Test Procedure and Apparatus for Testing the Smolder Resistance of Materials Used in Upholstered Furniture”.

(b) Consult with EPA.—In revising such regulations, the Administration shall consult the Environmental Protection Agency regarding the health effects and exposure risks associated with materials used in such restraint systems and shall consider such health effects and risks in determining an appropriate standard.