Summary: H.R.5818 — 98th Congress (1983-1984)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate amended (10/03/1984)

(Measure passed Senate, amended)

Toy Safety Act of 1984 - Amends the Federal Hazardous Substances Act to permit the Consumer Product Safety Commission, after it determines that any toy or other article intended for use by children that is not a banned hazardous substance creates a substantial risk of injury to children, to order the manufacturer or any distributor or dealer of the toy or article to take any one or more of the following actions: (1) to give public notice that the toy or article creates a risk of injury to children; (2) to mail such notice to each manufacturer, distributor, or dealer; or (3) to mail such notice to every person to whom the person giving notice knows such toy or article was delivered or sold.

Permits the Commission, after offering interested persons an opportunity for a hearing, to order the manufacturer, distributor, or dealer either to repair such toy so that it will not create a risk of injury, to replace it with a safe equivalent toy or article, or to refund the purchase price.

Declares that such an order may prohibit the person to whom it applies from manufacturing for sale, offering for sale, distributing in commerce, or importing into the customs territory of the United States (or any combination of such actions) the toy or article with respect to which the order was issued.