H.R. 1173 (110th): Vending Machine Safety Act of 2007

Introduced:
Feb 16, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Juanita Millender-McDonald
Representative for California's 37th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Feb 16, 2007
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2898 (109th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 14, 2005

 
Status

This bill was introduced on February 16, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Feb 16, 2007
Referred to Committee Feb 16, 2007
 
Full Title

To authorize the Consumer Product Safety Commission to issue a consumer product safety rule to prevent injuries to users of vending machines and entrapment by small children.

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Cosponsors
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Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade

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2/16/2007--Introduced.
Vending Machine Safety Act of 2007 - Directs the Consumer Product Safety Commission to issue a consumer product safety standard for the manufacture and installation of vending machines, particularly those using a lever or crane apparatus to dispense a product.
Allows such standard to include: (1) a requirement for warning labels or signs relating to the use of such machines to prevent injuries to individuals, including children; and (2) requirements for an emergency release mechanism for opening the machine if the machine has an opening big enough to permit entrapment of a small child.

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