H.R. 841 (111th): Protect Consumers Act of 2009

Feb 03, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Betty Sutton
Representative for Ohio's 13th congressional district
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This bill was introduced on February 3, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Feb 03, 2009
Referred to Committee Feb 03, 2009
Full Title

To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to order a mandatory recall of any product that is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, and for other purposes.


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Protect Consumers Act of 2009 - Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services, upon a determination that it is necessary to implement a mandatory recall of any product regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), to issue an order requiring the appropriate person to:
(1) immediately cease distribution, manufacture, and sale of such product;
(2) immediately provide notice to individuals subject to the risks associated with the use of such product; and
(3) implement an immediate recall of such product.
Directs that the order shall provide for an informal hearing within ten days.
Treats the failure to obey such an order as a prohibited act under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
Requires the Secretary to study and implement new procedures for voluntary and mandatory recalls.

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